Clare is another year into the teenager gig and we’re all still alive. Ha! But seriously, with each passing day she looks more and more like her older sister. It’s fun to see that budding relationship. Let’s get to that birthday letter. It’s a busy week around here! Dear Clare Bear, I just can’t quit…

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This post is about three weeks overdue. May, am I right? On May 16, our sweet Anna-Laura was confirmed in the Catholic Church, on her birthday, by her Godfather. I’m not sure it gets any sweeter than that. Bishop David Konderla, or Fr. David to us (old habits die hard), was a priest in our…

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Seven. The baby of the family is seven. There was a day when I never thought we’d be out of diapers, or naptime or all the million other things that come with having an itty bitty. And, here we are. Babies really don’t keep. So instead of wishing for the time back, I’m gonna be…

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Every kid of mine on their birthday (through age 18) gets a birthday letter on the blog, from me. At first, it started out as something fun to do, but it has transformed into one of my favorite things I do on my kids’ birthdays. The written word is powerful. It is forever. So, without…

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