On the first day of being connected and keeping your moments…

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Tali has a smartphone. I got the iPhone 6 last Friday (which is a whole other post), which means that I handed my old phone to Sam, who in turn handed his iPhone 4 down to Tali. It was quite a ceremonial process as everyone cleaned out their phones, took off their own cases and […]

To Tali on her 11th birthday…

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Dear Tali, When you were born and I realized I had a daughter, I was ecstatic, but also worried. I already had a boy who I knew could do anything he set out to do in this world, but I knew that being a girl came with special challenges. (Don’t get me wrong… Boys also […]

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: It doesn’t have to be pink and sparkly…

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It’s hard to get my kids to read. There. I said it. And because as a child, I was never without at least one book and read all the time,  that’s a hard thing to say. And so I am always looking for books for my kids that they can get into, but that also […]

On how I became a dog person and got my voice back…

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Last summer we became dog owners. It was a surprise to me for so many reasons including the fact that 1.) I don’t really like dogs,  2.) Sam is allergic to most dogs and 3.) I’m not super comfortable around dogs and 4.)I’m not a dog person. Wait is that the same as #1? But […]

A little glitter never hurts…

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Last night the Tooth Fairy came to visit my ten year old for the first time in a year. Her teeth losing days have slowed down and are coming to an end, but she and her little sister were excited to have Tali’s tooth fairy, Gloria, come to visit. Because each kid had his or […]

the biggest hill…

Last night we took the kids night skiing for the second time in two weeks. It’s a hassle. The chore of wrangling the gloves and helmets, making sure all the gear still fits from season to season, and even at this time of aggressive growth spurts, from week to week is part of the reason […]

fresh start for a new year…

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Happy New Year! Things are changing around here…  It may be my annual dose of super optimism, but I’m feeling like 2013 is going to be a good year. Everyone around here is certainly becoming used to change with new schools, new jobs and a ton of new experiences. One of the things that has […]

so much social goodness…

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Last night was simply amazing. Not only does our country get four more years of Barack Obama, a leader who is truly inspirational, inclusive and representative of who we are as a country, but many states, including Washington, approved marriage equality. It was an incredibly important election for so many reasons. As a woman and […]

my online identity crisis… or why my blog has gone stale

I have been a terrible blogger lately. I’ve ignored all of the advice I give my own clients — how a stale blog is worse than no blog at all or how the worst thing you can do to a blog is neglect it. And sure, there are periods when things slow down a bit, […]

COOL WHIP that never made it to dessert…

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Thank you COOL WHIP for sponsoring this post. Join us on Facebook for inspiration and recipes for everyday treats. What you add makes it. #coolwhipmoms When I said yes to writing a post about COOL WHIP, I had big plans.       I remembered how, as a kid, we’d have COOL WHIP on our […]

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