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Yearly Archives: 2010

the final days of summer…

I know.  It's September.  The final days of summer were weeks ago for most.  This blog has been on the bottom of a very long list that includes three small children, a household, photography, client galleries, etc…but I miss it.  I miss all of my dear readers.  I am going to resolve to post a […]

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an open letter to my dear food-photog Andrea:

Dear Andrea, Several times a week my Facebook page is graced with your annoyingly beautiful photos of food.  I get it.  You're a great baker, a great cook, and an awesome photog.   Which means I get to eye all your pears and cherries and scones on teal saucers with envy – wishing I had the […]

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Peace for M.

If you have kids you might already recognize the scene: Ash with a Strawberry Shortcake boo-boo ice pack, bought in such a hurry it still has the plastic tag on it. Yesterday I was at Target, with all three munchkins.  And the two oldest ones were carrying on in the store as usual.  Flitting and […]

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You would think exiting the Army would boost a marriage instantly.  In some ways, it has.  But our relationship has also suffered in all kinds of ways we couldn't have imagined.  We have a beautiful life, some really great friends, and three marvelous children.  But getting out of the Army exposed all kinds of holes […]

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how to have three: teach them to “figure it out”

Call it Lazy Parenting. Call it Intentional Parenting.  I don't really care; it works.  This is how you survive being the Head of Household, three children, and a growing business: teach them to Do It Themselves – as soon as you possibly can. How?  With stools. And hooks at their level. And by insisting.  It's […]

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