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Dear Henry XV

Dear Henry,   Happy birthday! Today you are one year old, and my heart is bursting with joy. I recently made the annual photo book to share with our family, and just now I finished the slideshow of the (not quite) day-by-day photos I took of your first year. I set it to “All I […]

December 22, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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My Holiday Star

A few weeks ago, I went to Dunkin Donuts (alternately referred to as “the shrine” in our household) with my sister-in-law Kathleen. She offered to buy me a doughnut, and I requested the pumpkin pie variety I’d seen in advertisements. Unfortunately, we arrived a few weeks too late for that. Instead, we split a festive […]

December 18, 2013

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Dear Henry XIV

Dear Henry,   Today you are eleven months old! For the last two months, Jacob has been saying, with raised eyebrows and a look of disbelief, “He’s going to be a year old!” That milestone is creeping up. While I’m looking forward to celebrating it, it still blows my mind how much you’ve grown since […]

November 22, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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