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Letters to Jack: Almost 33 Months

My dearest boy, I get a feeling when I know it’s time to write you a letter. It’s part wonder, part pride, part recognition that time is moving forward and you continue to grow. The feeling struck me earlier this … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: On Turning 7

My dear boy, Years ago, I was hired by a friend to photograph her seven-year-old daughter’s birthday. You were a baby then, maybe as old as Jack is now, and I remember thinking how big, how adult, all of the … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 30

My dear Jack, I woke up this morning to a sound that’s become all-too common in our household — you screaming at Charlie. It was supposed to be Dad’s weekend morning to sleep in, but he gave me extra time … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 28

My dear boy, I’m writing this letter on our last night at the cabin. Both you and your brother are in bed, but by no means asleep. Charlie is old enough to sleep in the loft, and I can hear … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 26

My sweet son, The wind is gusting, the clouds are gathering, and there’s a chill in the air (for SoCal, that’s a wintery 59 degrees). I am typing on the couch next to our Christmas tree with a purring cat … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Boys: On Election Results and Finding Your Voice

Dear Charlie and Jack, Even before you came into our lives, I knew I wanted sons. Having a daughter would’ve been amazing, but deep down I felt there was a bigger calling — an opportunity to raise good men. A good man … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Turning 2

My dearest, precious boy, Sometimes I find myself wondering, Gosh, could I love you even more? I know it sounds sappy, but my heart swells when I think of you. You are so sweet and so funny and just seeing … Continue reading

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