a giveaway with sonnet james!

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way back in the summertime of 2013, when i was mothering a sweet little toddler named eleanor and a freshly faced baby samson who had just turned one,  i got an email from a fellow mama of two who lived on the opposite coast.  she had just wrapped up a successful kickstarter campaign focused on dresses she’d designed in the late hours of the night on the floor of her kitchen in palo alto....

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on weaning.

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two saturday’s ago, i started the bittersweet process of weaning my baby girls from breastfeeding. as i type this, i have cold cabbage leaves stuffed into my bra and a throbbing and painful chest that doesn’t seem to want to say goodbye to the milk it has worked so hard to produce over the past 13 months....

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another year around the sun.

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today, i am 33 years old. it feels good.

this day last year was one of my most vulnerable days on this earth. madalena and beatrice were just a few weeks old, and we were doing test after test at the hospital for one of my baby girls after she’d gotten a high fever in the middle of the night before my birthday (let me insert hear before getting any further that she ended up being totally fine, thank the Lord – but we didn’t know that going into our 2 day hospital stay)....

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my power color.

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i’ve noticed a slight gradual pull towards all things pink over the past year or so, and i haven’t minded one bit. i feel like i noticed my new found love for the baby pink shade around the time we found out madalena and beatrice were both girls. maybe it happened a little bit before that, when i sought out pink sneakers the summer before, or started gravitating towards the pink frosted donuts on the saturday mornings when we’d snag a few for breakfast....

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happy new year!

hello again! how is everyone! happy new year!

this photo is from earlier this morning when we settled back into the swing of things with a celebratory bagel run before the older kiddos took off to school once again. the break felt very restful for all of us, although we’re out of routine and the mad dash before school drop off felt a little groggy....

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