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Letters to Charlie: 3.75 years

Dear Charlie, It’s midday on a Saturday. You just walked into the living room — abandoning your prized fire truck that squirts water out of the hose (thanks, Grandma Z!) — and asked, “Mom, can you put me to bed?” … Continue reading

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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 26

My boy, Recently I’ve found myself wondering how and when you got so big. I barely remember the tiny baby who learned to grasp a block, sign “milk,” and say Mommy. You’ve replaced him with a talkative, stair-climbing, independent, inquisitive 2-year-old. … 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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Letters to Charlie: Month 22 point 25

Dear Charlie, I’m sorry I’ve been remiss in writing these posts. It’s just that we get home so late, and by the time we eat dinner, give you a bath, and put you to bed, “Game of Thrones” or “Mad … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 16.5

Dearest Charlie, Right now, you are upstairs sleeping on our last night in Sweden. We’ve spent the last 2.5 weeks here visiting Jerri and Hans, who are dear, dear, dear friends of our family. We’ve had so many adventures, which … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 15

Dear Charlie, A look at my Google search history offers a glimpse of the challenges we faced this month: – Get toddler to eat vegetables – Why don’t children like vegetables – Toddler throw food on floor – 15-month-old tantrums … Continue reading

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