Category Archives: family

Letter to My Husband: On Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary

Dear Charles, When Charlie was younger and beginning to ask questions about the world, he’d point to your wedding ring and ask, “What’s that?” “Mommy,” you’d say, with tenderness. “This means Mommy.” For 10 years, you and I have worn these rings, which represent … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Almost 4 1/3 Years

Dear Charlie, Congratulations on your first night in your big-kid bunk bed! The bed comes in anticipation of your brother’s arrival (which should be in fewer than three months –– oh.em.gee.) because you two will eventually share a room. You’re … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: On Turning Three

My sweet boy, We’re squarely into June, which means you’re now a 3-year-old. Congratulations! We all made it. I first want to thank you for your patience over the past several weeks. It’s been a time of change, as I … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Construction Birthday

His favorite book is about dump trucks. He loves watching “Mighty Machines.” He’d sleep with his toy garbage truck if it weren’t so plastic and bulky. So, it was a no brainer that we decided to throw a construction-themed second … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: On Your Second Birthday

My sweet boy, Wow. It’s been two years since we first looked into each other’s eyes; two years since I first held you in my arms and nuzzled your tiny, newborn nose. How much we’ve both grown since then! Today … Continue reading

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Losing It: My Laugh Attack

My mother isn’t what you’d call a technogeek. For example, a few years ago during a troubleshoot call, I asked her to tell me what was on her desktop. “Dust,” she said. To be fair, she doesn’t give herself enough … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Just Need Our Mommies

It seems as if 2012 has been the Year of the Sick, at least for Charlie and I. We’re getting hit back to back, much to my husband’s chagrin (I’m a huge, whiney baby when I’m not feeling well). This … Continue reading

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That International Trip We Took Four Months Ago

I promised myself over the holiday break that I’d finish writing about our trip to Sweden. But like all good intentions… These days, I find myself thinking more about the visit as I follow @sweden. In what is one of the best … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 19

My sweet boy, Happy New Year! You’ve now been alive in three separate years: 2010, 2011, & 2012. Go you! I wish I could write more about our adventures together, but I really don’t know how other bloggers do it. … Continue reading

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Sweden: Getting There

I’ve been asked several times how our trip to Sweden went. My answer: Layered. It definitely wasn’t like our 2006 honeymoon in Maui – just the two of us, massages on the beach, drinks with umbrellas. Nor was it like … Continue reading

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