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Letters to Jack: 4 years, 2 months

Hey there, sweet thing, It’s a few days before New Year’s, mostly quiet in the house. We just finished reading two books — Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Cars’ Tractor Trouble — in your new big-kid bed. We … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: On Turning 4

My dear Jack, I knew exactly what was going to happen, and that made it all the sweeter. Walking in the door at the end of the day, you and Charlie were in your usual spot– shoulder-to-shoulder on the couch, … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Almost 4

Dearest Jackers, Wow — it’s really been a while since I last wrote you a letter. More than three months! I’m sorry, buddy. The delay was due to a combination of factors: we’re a busy family, the obvious fact that … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: On Turning 8

Happy birthday, my baby boy. You always tell me you’re no longer a baby when I call you that, and I always respond with that awfully cliche, but so totally true statement that no matter what your age, you will … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3.5 Years

My dear, sweet boy, I don’t know why, but you are so incredibly scrumptious right now. Getting you dressed for bed tonight, I couldn’t stop giving you all the kisses and nuzzles, hugs and tickles. I’m a little obsessed with … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3 1/3 years

Hey there, Jackers, It’s funny what people will do to keep their sanity. On the 25-minute drive down to Ashleigh’s yesterday, you said “mom” 43 times. How do I know? Because keeping a tally in my head was the only … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: 3 Years, 2 Months

My dear boy, Oh my. What a past few months! It’s been a time of change for our family — filled with some rough times, but also sweet family fun, exciting transitions and 3-year-old towhead who is trying his darndest … Continue reading

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