A Story to Tell

I wear the same bracelet every day, but it’s anything but a fashion accessory. After wearing it every day for almost seven years, my feelings about it have evolved. At first, the story was fresh. Most people in my day-to-day life had heard the news, were aware of the circumstances, and many even knew Tom. […]

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Take Me to the River

It was one of those days that everything just worked out. When we had the idea, weeks ago, we agreed that no one had any expectations whatsoever other than a lazy, fun day on the river. We didn’t care if the kids hated canoeing or if the water was too low, we could park the […]

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Bad pizza and good memories

To kids, birthdays are about parties and attention and cake and a few presents. And my kid is no different. I ordered the cake (Pokemon this year), we picked out the birthday shirt, he decided on Chuck E. Cheese (again…) for dinner, and he was excited to open a few cards and packages that had […]

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6 things you didn’t know about my favorite 6 year old

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss, The Birthday Book And now, 6 things you may or may not know about this boy turning 6 today. 1. You see teeth, he sees dollar signs. He is DESPERATE to lose his […]

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Field Day | Let the games begin!

Neither of my sisters has kids and I happen to have a particularly entertaining one, so when they get a chance to hang out with him it goes a little something like this: Aunt Laura: Are you for sure not coming to graduation? Me: *sad, pouting emoticon* Aunt Laura: You owe me the biggest grad […]

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