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The Second Year

For the first year of a baby’s life, it seems, we do everything in our power to help them grow. Eat, we whisper into a downy ear, rocking in the dark as we issue sustenance from our tired bodies. Grow. We celebrate when those tiny not-yet-muscles begin to flex, rolling and pushing and kicking and […]

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Should I Eat It? A Dining Guide For Toddlers {Infographic}

Wondering whether your toddler will eat a particular food? Here’s a handy guide to help you figure it out. Enjoy! This infographic is property of Powers of Mine. Would you like to share it? Feel free to share a link to this post wherever you like. Would you like to use the image itself? Please […]

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sprechen sie HuffPost?

If you follow me at all on social media, you may have caught wind of this oh, say, more than a month ago. I’m a bit delayed sharing it here on the blog – oops! I was really honored to have another post up at The Huffington Post in March. This piece is one near and […]

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waiting for the sad (a birthday post)

For a whole year I’ve been waiting for The Sad. Knowing she was the last, knowing each thing big or small would be the last time we did or said or celebrated that thing, I waited to feel the lastness of it. And I expected the lastness to feel sad. Sometimes it did, but most […]

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13 Accidentally Good Photographs from 2013

It’s not too late to do a little year-end reflecting, is it? I say the New Year REALLY starts tomorrow. Deal? I got my first DSLR camera just over a year ago (thanks to input from you guys I chose the Canon Rebel t3i) and right from the beginning I decided to start shooting in manual […]

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Huffington Post, blog, holiday traditions, Sarah Powers

Holiday Traditions & The Huffington Post

I’m really excited about this, friends. It’s been a writing goal of mine this year to be published at The Huffington Post, and I’m thrilled that they decided to reprint this post I wrote last year for The Happiest Home. It’s all about holiday traditions, and why I don’t think we necessarily need to stress […]

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Finding your path (my latest at The Happiest Home)

I just love this photo of me and my firstborn walking the dock in Crystal Lake, IL in 2009. Today it’s part of my most recent post at The Happiest Home. Here’s a little snippet: From where I stood on that little island of new motherhood, it seemed like all the other moms were on a clearly […]

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side by side sibling photos: 8 & 9 months

The kid-comparing continues (did you catch yesterday’s post?)! Here are the 8- and 9-month side-by-side photos. What do you think? Can you believe Baby Powers is 10 months today?! 8 months old and smiling… (also, just because: the girls in the same outfit and bonnet – though a few months apart, age-wise) 8 months old […]

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side by side sibling photos: 6 & 7 months

Well, well. I’m not sure how best to follow up a blog post that went insanely viral. I’m going with the “do nothing for 2 months then post pictures of your kids that only their grandparents care to see” approach. Also these photos aren’t even recent. I do enjoy the side-by-side sibling collages but since […]

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an open letter to people who can’t stop talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes

To my friends in the North: You know who you are. You woke up this morning more than a little bit giddy. You turned the page on your calendar to September and felt the first hint of a chill in the morning air (whether it was actually there or not). There’s a change in the […]

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