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Summer Reading

  On Saturday morning, we went to our library branch for the puppet show and found that they were telling Elephant and Piggie stories.  As we listened, I basked in the way there were so many different types of people for us to share the reading quilts with including Arabic-speaking families as well as Hindi-speaking …

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5 Years Behind

There was a point in my journey as Mama 2 that I always felt 5 years behind because I didn’t join our girls’ lives until our oldest was 5. It seemed I always scheduled meals out or meet ups with grandparents during nap time, and I never had the needed stuff in my mom bag …

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Waiting to Clean Up

After we have a weekend with the girls, there’s always a period of time I wait before cleaning up their weekend fun. There’s something about peeking into the “school” that LC created to teach Sofia the First and hearing her voice again in my memory that makes our time together last longer. There’s something about …

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Toothpaste Hair

We were so close to being ready. We were minutes from having two girls dressed, teeth brushed, shoes matching and hair done when I noticed that both girls had something in their hair. “What is this?” I asked. “It’s toothpaste.” came the matter-0f-fact response. As my mind processed the problem, I realized there was not …

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Glitter Carpet

At our church, each family takes turns cleaning the church. This week, we all worked together, so I found myself in our nursery vacuuming glitter from the snowflake ornaments the class made in Sunday School. Our girls are a part of that class and I thought about how thankful I am for a congregation that …

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Delayed Christmas

We celebrated Christmas morning this Saturday with our girls and it was a wonderful time of excitement and fun, but in order to enjoy this time together, Sam and I had to wait our turn. It’s hard, especially during the holidays, to juggle schedules and time when you are sharing kids. You have to be …

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