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Who’s on first?!

“it’s very exciting! it means they won all the games they had to win so they get to the World Series.” “what’s world series?” “when they play the last seven games against the other team and the team that wins the most, which is four, wins the whole thing.” “why seven?” “I dunno. it’s best […]

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Ballad of the backpack begins.

It’s the night before first grade starts. I guess I’ve lived through multiple (somewhere around 30+) of these nights, but this one is different. By my front door there’s a Spiderman backpack filled with lined notebooks… clear plastic book covers… pencils… Everything is still innocent. Everything is still fresh-faced and calm. Bracing for the change. And […]

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Koala update: six years

Six years – six years a force in my life, six years a mom. Six years old, Koala. Six means: you are going to first grade in four months you are asking a lot of questions but answering a lot of mine this is the last Koala Update I write before you will begin to know […]

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Koala update: five and a half years

It would be an understatement to say it’s been a hectic half a year. But it hasn’t been too busy not to notice what a big kid you’ve become. You’ve taken to Nettles as a big brother does; you’ve bonded even more with Bebe even if you do bicker a bit more (a testament to […]

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Koala update: Ten months.

Koala is ten months old and both his life and mine are starting to fall into place. While Koala does not sleep through the night at this point, he does have a bedtime and he does collapse into it every night, for which I’m grateful. Having a routine is not one of my fortes, but […]

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This is how we do it.

The following are a few excerpts from an email I wrote to my birthing class instructor explaining how the birth went in my view.  By the way, I highly recommend the class I took (or taking a class at all – it’s not all superficial breathing, but more about awareness). I also recommend having a […]