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Caitlin Schanaker
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nothing new under the sun
32 years ago, my mom wandered into a little shop on a family trip and found this beautiful print. She was pregnant with her second child, my brother Michael, and wondering about how life would change with a new baby in the mix. She saw this picture and it s...

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to be known
As I'm journeying through my first year as a mother, I find that my thoughts as I go through my day, as I lay down to sleep, as I first begin to stir each morning are predominantly for the breath and well-being of my William. I sometimes forget to eat lunch...

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fall is here: frocktober recap
Autumn is... birthday month  pumpkin spice cutesie baby pajamas decorating  hay rides  kettle corn  weekend trips  sweater weather  burnt orange  scarves  plaid  changing leaves  crisp mornings  harvest festivals  the state fair  thanksgiving  fireside even...

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on your first father's day
I knew you when. When you were a boy with shaggy hair, singing songs and playing soccer and butting heads with your mom. When you were making jokes in between classes (and in classes) and creating nicknames for everyone you knew. I knew you at the pinnacle ...

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when all is softness
I've been away from this writing space long enough that I have started to narrate blog posts in my mind as I drink my coffee in the morning or when I'm driving to the grocery store. Strings of sentences pull together when I least expect them to; things I wa...

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william boyer
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Facebook Friends Day - have I missed anything else? After months of not blogging, I find myself revisiting this little space to say that my son is 1 month old (as of yesterday), and it has been the most wonderful month...

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41 weeks
I wrote the blog post below on the very day that my water broke and we rushed to the hospital to have our sweet William! I had no idea what was about to happen, and that's kind of the best part of it all, isn't it? I thought I'd share it now, because I dist...

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34 weeks
There are certain moments when the fact that I'm pregnant suddenly sinks in and I'm overcome with an incredibly surreal hold on just one hot second kind of swarm of feelings. That has been this week. The other night I was getting into bed (less and less gra...

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happy halloween! {frocktober, the end}
This was the best Halloween. We have a short but fun history of dressing up as Disney couples for Halloween. When we lived in Virginia, we participated in our church's Trunk or Treat for two years so we had to have costumes and a trunk theme. The first year...

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find the fall {frocktober, days 29-30}
Remixes: Outfit 1: Dress here   and here Outfit 2: Dress   / Cardigan The last few days of Frocktober were by far my favorite. Not because of the dresses or the outfit combinations, but because we were able to take off on a little vacation to find the Fall....
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