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Let it go! (or not?) Summer Travel and Vacation Routines

My children have been ‘off schedule’ since June 5th. We have traveled on trains, planes, in taxis, ubers, and busses at all hours of the day (and sometimes night). With a 5.5, just-turned-3, and an 8 month old, planning and timing isn’t always easy. And so with almost 3 months of travels to three countries […]

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Yes, They Are Listening… Lessons in Kindness

Y’all.  This isn’t a post about the millions of amazing things I’ve done right.  It’s really more of a post about all the years I’ve waited to see the results of things I hoped I did right.  I’ve always said that I got the regular issue kind of kids; not the special order kind with sparkling […]

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How a Weekly Date Night Changed our Relationship

I have previously written a post on babysitters {here} and how getting what I wanted from a babysitter required that I stop trying to convince her that I am cool. I was having a major problem trying to make life easier on the sitter and therefore negating my life being easier — which is what I […]

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Last Mother in the Woods (Or: Getting Your Kids Outside When You Kinda Hate It There)

I’m indoorsy. I like my animals domesticated, my lawns manicured, my flowers planted intentionally (or more honestly, arranged in vases) and my outdoors time to be spent sitting outside for hours on a patio. Grass makes me kinda itchy and I hate bugs. I faked the bug thing well for 5 years to my son […]

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