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First Day Failure

The photos had already been pouring in on Facebook and Instagram.  The First Day of School was upon us.  Since our sons didn’t start until the 9th, I had a week or two to see  tons of adorable ideas plastered all over social media.  Bento box lunches, lunchbox notes, handmade signs being held by pudgy [...]

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Graduation Celebration! (ie. Cryfest 2013)

I feel a ramble coming on.  You’ve received fair warning. There is something about having kids that makes life crystal clear, with all of the complexities of simultaneous joy and pain.  But it also blurs the lines.  It leaves you raw, which allows for so much more joy to press itself up against you, soothing [...]

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Babies and Beer in Brooklyn

When Carlitos was first born my husband and I had just turned 26.  Our friends were still living it up.  Hardcore.  Well, hardcore for artsy fartsy types.  Which I think simply translates to lots of pot. What do I know? I was suddenly busy making sure my organic lettuce had been triple washed and that [...]

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Fired Up!

So, I was going to write a different post tonight, but right now I am so fired up about something else that I kind of have to write about it instead. I just saw a piece on CBS 60 Minutes (online) about The SEED School, (which is largely funded by The SEED Foundation) where I [...]

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Parenting Tips You Won’t Find in a Book

Tools For Good Parents: The Two Best Phrases Used To Keep My Sanity While Raising a Two-Year-Old: 1.  “It’s supposed to break.” Pronunciation: IS-a-POST-ah-BREA-EEK?  (when repeated by said two-year-old) Definition:  The item in question is, in fact, intended to be broken into more than one piece.   The fact that it has broken is a positive [...]

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Ohhhhh, I should feed him. Duh, I get it now.

That teeny tiny ‘little guy’ (as Carlitos calls him) who I gave birth to just the other day, celebrated his one month birthday on Saturday.  Well, okay, we celebrated for him, he didn’t actually have any of the tres leches (gracias, mima) or wine, but it was all in his honor.  I can’t believe how [...]

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