my take on how to enjoy the winter months.

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we are half way through january. how are you doing? how are you feeling?

i’m smiling big in my puffy warm red coat, but that’s because i’m trying to enjoy january, despite her bringing a rough start to the new year over here. we’ve been fighting off a whole lotta germs that made their way through family members ever so slowwwwwly at the start of the month (think the flu + an ear infection + pink eye + a virus + a cold that came with a lingering cough that just won’t go away, weeks later and too many pediatrician appointments to count)....

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happy new year!

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and just like that, it’s january 2nd and the year 2020 is here! over the years, i’ve really come to appreciate the fresh start that january offers us. while i would still probably categorize january as my least favorite month of them all (it’s cold. christmas decorations come down. it gets dark early – to name a few), i do love taking time in the beginning of the month to reflect on all my blessings, and find a focus for the coming year....

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a seven day challenge.

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i noticed it mid sentence yesterday afternoon. me, talking out loud in my kitchen to my family and myself, about nothing really but a list of things annoying me. complaining, frankly. about little things. about all the things. about things that don’t even matter. i could feel the energy in our small kitchen shifting as i went on and on and on....

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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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volunteering with you!

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sharing some photos from our service project at the food bank of new york which happened last saturday. i just have to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who came out and volunteered with us. i always love the chance of getting to meet you in person, but getting to do some good work together while we get to know one another is truly my favorite....

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