Monthly Archives: February 2016

A different type of milestone

Becoming a stepmom to a 5 and 7 year old meant that I missed some of the most memorable milestones–first step, first words, potty training, etc. But I’m learning that there are other unexpected milestones along this path of child-raising. … Continue reading

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A bad hair day

When you live alone for as many years as I did, you learn to hook your own bracelets, zip your own dress, determine for yourself if something matches, the skirt fits, or if your hair looks okay. There’s no one around to ask, … Continue reading

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I have one!

Yesterday we were prepping the kids for a dinner at the home of some friends. Tim: “They have a little girl, but she’s younger than you.” Yoseph: “Uh-huh.” Tim: “They have a little boy, too. He’s your age.” Yoseph: “Okay. But do … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cheer

This morning, we exchanged valentines with the kids since we don’t have them this weekend. They were also excited to open valentines they received in the mail from Mimi and Poppy (my parents). As I unsuccessfully tried to use my … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

Kids say the darndest things, right? When I was about 5 or 6, I asked my paternal grandma, who gave birth to ten children in eight births (my dad is the oldest in the second set of twins), why her … Continue reading

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