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Old Acquaintance Not Forgot

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Jessika and Jessica, December 08 One of the beautiful things about moving back to Southern California has been the opportunity to reunite with old friends. Seeing familiar faces after five years away just warms my heart! And it reminds me of when I was young and svelte. Over the past few months we’ve gotten to […]

Time for MOM: Determine Your Destination

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Most travelers who set out on a journey have a destination in mind. Yes, there are some who just pick up and head out on the highway, letting the wind and their whims guide them. And there is a place for that. But, for the most part, when people set out, they generally have an […]

Ooh Baby, Baby (Baby Gifts and a Giveaway!)

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Update, 1/13/09: This giveaway is now closed. Winner to be announced Wednesday morning. Thanks for playing. Last week a friend sent us the most adorable outfit for the FishBaby: cute frilly jeans and a pink, long sleeved onesie, both with precious embroidery. So cute! I know she’ll probably only get to wear it for a […]

Time for Mom: A Road Map for 2009

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If you’ve read more than three blogs this past week, you’ve for sure landed on some posts that talk about setting goals or making resolutions for the New Year. It seems that everyone, including me, loves this opportunity for a fresh start. By the time December arrives, the year has become messy and cluttered. Oh! […]

When Christmas Isn’t So Merry

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This past week my eyes are opened to the realization that for some people Christmas will not be so merry. For our family, we are grieving the loss of someone we loved very much. We spent several Christmases with my mother-in-law, and now, everywhere I turn something reminds me of her. A brightly colored sweater […]

December 21st

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Four days left. December 25th looms on the calendar. Are you ready? It seems that there’s this big, frantic deadline approaching. In years past, I’d be feeling anxious by now. I haven’t baked but one kind of cookie.I haven’t driven around looking at Christmas lights with the fam.I haven’t even addressed a single Christmas card. […]

Links of Love: Quick Food Gifts

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I prepared this post yesterday before my world dramatically changed. I hesitated to post it. Yet, experiencing grief and realizing what a GIFT food is at a time like this, I thought I’d go ahead and post it. I hope that your recipients are not in dire need, but irregardless, whatever you make for whatever […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Four)

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The conversation started here. A few months ago Libby wrote me and asked, Here is the thing: do you think that your family would have felt complete if you had only given birth to boys? I ask because I have three precious sons, hard won after years of infertility treatment. They are the center of […]