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Letters to Charlie: Month 31

Dear Charlie, The rollercoaster toddler years continue. One day you are the sweetest, kindest, smartest, funniest, cleverist little dude. The next, some kind of rabid animal. When I’m not frustrated and exasperated by it all, it’s actually fascinating to watch. … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 13

Dear Charlie, I wasn’t sure I was going to continue these letters. My goal was to write one each month until you turned one, then create an album that you (more likely, your future girlfriends) would cherish forever. Task, accomplished. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Five Years

Each year on our anniversary, Charles and I drive across town to visit the place where we were married – The Thursday Club. Last year, I was 11 months pregnant and very, very fat (also, I apparently had a horrid … Continue reading

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Charlie’s First Christmas: Part 2

First Ornament: Mmmm. Tasty. Grandma Z. Cuddles: Grandma, you’re so pretty. Me? I’m a bit freaked out by this Santa guy you’ve been telling me about. Christmas Bib: Want to see a magic trick? In a few minutes, this will … Continue reading

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Charlie’s First Christmas: Part One

Christmas was a special time for me growing up. I have warm memories of spending time with my family, my Dad yelling “Ho, Ho, Ho…Merry Christmas” up the stairs to wake my brother and me up (of course, we were … Continue reading

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Genesis of a Gingerbread House

Hey, Charlie, how about we decorate your first gingerbread house? Oh, wow, Mom! I remember hearing about this in the womb! But first, I’m hungry. Dad, can I have a bottle? Mmm, milk! *gulp, gulp* OK, I’m ready! Alright, Charlie. … Continue reading

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