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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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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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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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side by side sibling photos: 3, 4 and 5 months

I’m only about four months behind on putting together these little photo collages, which isn’t bad as compared to some other projects I’m behind on. Since baby girl turns 6 months this weekend (WHAT.), it’s maybe now or never with these last few side-by-side comparisons. I vote now, if only so I can feel I […]

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side by side sibling photos – 1 month and 2 months!

Obviously, I love the side-by-side sibling comparisons. And side-by-side photo collages in general. Here are the babes at two months. Please disregard my atrocious photography with the first two kiddos – this youngest baby might get gypped in some areas (what baby book?), but her photographs will be the best by far (thank you, big-girl […]

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Did you do something new today?

Did you do something new today? Something that yesterday you couldn’t do, or wouldn’t do? Something that tomorrow will seem easy and unremarkable but today…today it’s a big deal. Something that took every corner of your mind, body and self to muster the strength to do? Something that felt ugly and awkward to attempt, but […]

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Closet Nursery: Complete!

Well, it’s about time we wrapped up this here little home-improvement series, I think. Because I am many things, but a DIY blogger is NOT one of them. And because the inhabitant of the closet nursery is now 7 weeks old. And because there is a huge bag of clothes in the closet nursery that […]

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the things I’m not doing

All around me I see evidence of the things I’m not doing. The dog has been barking at the back door for 20 minutes and I’m not letting her in because her paws are muddy and I can’t wipe them off because I’m holding the baby. The kids’ noses are runny and I let them […]

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side by side sibling photos – who looks like whom?

I may not have enough brain power to write thoughtfully yet on the idea of having three kids – presumably ALL THE KIDS that we’re going to have – here now on the same planet. BUT, lucky for you, photo editing requires less coherentness. Coherency. That thing where your brain works. So I’ve put together […]

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