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A Letter to My Husband on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a heart-warming holiday filled with flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinners. Our kids get excited about sharing valentines with their classmates. We try to decide if these valentines will be store-bought or Pinterest-worthy. There are many variations of the history of St. Valentine and how his story evolved into a production of love notes […]

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Embracing Diversity + Celebrating Black History Month {with My White Kids}

Everyone in my immediate family is born in February.  Literally from February first to the very last day of the month.  Five birthday cakes, many-many candles, and an obvious reminder, we aren’t getting any younger. Also, the holiday of love is in your face for the first half of the month. Then suddenly people are prepping for Spring.  Pump the brakes, we are forgetting that February […]

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Why Should Santa Get All The Credit?

Why Should Santa Get the Credit when we Do All the Work? As our sixth family Christmas approaches, I find myself wondering this more than ever. It is overwhelming. So much to do- the lists, the letters, Christmas cards, the budgeting, shopping, planning, prepping, cooking, coordinating, cleaning, hiding, wrapping, lugging, the quick and precise quiet dance […]

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Traditions To-Go: Celebrating Christmas on the Road

We need to get creative with Christmas traditions because, most likely, my children will never celebrate Christmas Day at home. With family scattered around California and Oklahoma, with grandparents, extended family, and friends-that-are-family scattered across the miles, we must create some pieces for my children to hold onto as they get older. When my husband and I […]

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