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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october.

october.

i always thought having a baby in october would be the dreamiest. born as the leaves change color and just in time for a long winter of snuggling up together in all the warm layers and wool socks in a room full of holiday decor. too bad ya can’t plan those sorts of things. never did get a baby in october (don’t think i didn’t try, folks) but i did get 5 little munchkins at other times of the year and by golly i have nothing to complain about when it comes to anything and everything and yes i still every single day think at multiple times during the day, “HOW DID I GET THIS LUCKY?”

5 beautiful babies to celebrate all 31 days of this glorious month with. ...

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