it’s another day of SNOW!

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67 minutes of putting on all the under layers, coats, hats, mittens, thick wool socks and then snow boots. out the door,  someone needs to potty. back in the door. take off all the layers. and then back on. 12 minute lag in the lobby of our apartment building because someone’s snow boot feels funny and it’s bothering them something crazy....

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new “let’s chat!” video!

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josh and i filmed a new “let’s chat” video (see all of them on my youtube channel here.) we talk about a few things we’ve found to have really strengthened our family life together (like how to make the best of our time together, being mindful of how we engage with others and ourselves around the kids, praying together out loud or building a safe place to express gratitude, and complimenting the things one does well regularly.) there are other things we wanted to get to, but of course this video is already 16 minutes long (sorry!)....

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nyc guide: the kellogg’s cafe

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over christmas break, our family took an early morning trip to kellogg’s nyc in times square to have a crazy breakfast of cereal with anything you can imagine on top.  or in other words, the kind of breakfast my kids (and me, let’s be frank) dream about. eleanor and samson were so confused as we were ordering and kept asking, “wait, i can have chocolate chips IN my cereal?!” lol....

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rain or shine.

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i took the boys out yesterday morning and trekked nearly twenty blocks in the pouring rain to get them to an activity. they were safely bundled inside the stroller in their muff sleeping bags and feathered coats with their canopies sheltering their heads as i pushed them speedily along while attempting but failing miserably to avoid all the large puddles that gathered beside the curbs. ...

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looking back at 2016…

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this year was a very special one for our family. it was filled with travel and adventure, good friends and food, but most importantly, it was filled with lots of time spent together.  there was often chaos, rarely a clean apartment, and never a fully restful night of sleep for us parents here, but so thankful for this little family of mine and the happiness they bring into my every day....

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