our family’s christmas card!

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for me, one of the very parts about the holiday season is sending and receiving holiday cards from friends and family near and far! as a photo loving human being who can’t get enough of all things pictures, i especially love seeing cards with happy faces of loved ones and their littles.  getting my mail each day during this season is so much fun for me (the only time of the year frankly that that rings true!) and i can’t help but hang and display each card we receive in our kitchen....

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life updates from the last few weeks or so!

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well, we survived an intense week of that fun little stomach bug making its rounds through our family. i had heard from several friends and neighbors just how deliberate this year’s stomach bug appeared to be, and even as i braced myself that she would find her way to us eventually, i was not ready. she was mean!...

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thanksgiving in new york city!

around this time of year, many of you have questions about traveling to new york and spending the holidays here. i have rounded up our favorite things to do over the holidays in new york city (seriously the most magical time of year here!) and wanted to start off with a post for thanksgiving!

thanksgiving is a great time to visit the city, and i’m crossing my fingers the weather is nice this year for all the parade festivities....

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three boys in blue suits.

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so my older three kids are all ages where they like to pick out their clothing and dress themselves. if i’m being honest with you, most of the time i don’t love what they are wearing – i mean, bright yellow knee high tube socks all summer long, sweet samson boy?! okay fiiiiine… if that is your thing, i will bite my tongue and order a few more pairs so we can properly circulate them each day and not wear the same dirty pair each morning....

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encouraging imaginative play!

during my first few years as a new mother, i filled much of my spare minutes hunched over parenting books –how to bring my kids the greatest joy, how to talk to my babies and then my toddlers, how to have a tidy welcoming home with little ones, how to get a baby to sleep 12 hours at night (lol), how to do this and how to do that....

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