Kalinda Joy & Sullivan Luke // Three-and-a-Half!

Dear Kali and Sully, It’s been six months since your last birthday, and you’ve been counting down to your NEXT birthday for weeks now. Today, on the halfway mark of your fourth ...

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Charleston Michael :) Eight, and Totally Great!

Dear Charleston, Happy birthday!!! As I write this, it’s the night before your big day, and I am reflecting back on this same night eight (EIGHT!) years ago. I’d been laboring for ...

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28 Things On Our Christmas Bucket List

In just a few short days we will all be fully immersed in the Holiday Season! (Yes, I know many of you have already been knee-deep in the Holiday Season for weeks ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Wild and Three!

My Dearest Sully Bear and Kali Cat, You will be three tomorrow. And as your mom—the woman who ached for your presence before you were conceived, who prayed and loved you into ...

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Charleston Michael // Half Way to Eight!

Dear Charleston, As I type this, you are sitting across the dining table from me. Poking up from above the back of my computer screen is the Cars baseball cap that perpetually ...

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Let’s Play! Board Games Your Kids (and You) Will Love!

How do you feel about board games (or, as my 3-year-old nephew calls them, “people games”)? Personally, I’m a big fan and always have been. We played a lot of games when ...

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Kalinda Joy and Sullivan Luke // Two-and-a-Half!

Dear Kali Joy and Sully Luke, We have a big milestone coming up: this Sunday you will celebrate your half birthday, which means one thing: it’s time for your biannual letter/update. And ...

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My Magnificent Seven-Year-Old

Dear Charleston Michael, I clearly remember my own seventh birthday. Your Oma and Opa took me and Uncle Austin (who was just a baby at the time) to Knott’s Berry Farm for ...

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Two Wild: Kali and Sully Turn Two!

Dear Kalinda and Sullivan, Happy second birthday to two remarkable humans who just happen to be my own darling babies. You’re really and truly big kids (well, big little kids) now! Never ...

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Homeschooling First Grade: Our Game Plan for This Year

As a homeschooling mom, I’m always interested in seeing what my fellow homeschoolers are up to: What curriculum are they using? How are they structuring their days? Where are their kids getting ...

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