Category Archives: Baby

Don’t Worry, Eat Chestnuts

Dear Children, Marshall and I spent a nice afternoon with your father’s family yesterday. Daddy and Livia had to stay home, because they were sick. Poor Livia cried because she couldn’t go. I felt bad leaving her behind, but she … Continue reading

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Sunny Days

Dear Kids, I have fallen behind in writing posts to you. Even enjoyable tasks can pile up and be difficult to manage. That is what has happened. I know how to deal with this problem, though, and I will share … Continue reading

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Marshall Turns 8

Dear Marshall, This year your birthday was so close to a graduation party, a father’s day party, and the July 4th weekend that we decided not to have a separate party for you. Instead we piggy-backed the celebration onto the … Continue reading

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33 Weeks Revisited

I found a handwritten note in my office today. I must have written in back in 2009 when I was pregnant with Marshall. I probably intended to include it in my 33 Weeks post, but I didn’t. So here it … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration

Dear Children, Livia had a birthday this month. She is now six years old! It’s hard to believe, because I can still remember her as a baby. Baby Livia would tackle every obstacle head-on, wearing a big smile, and with … Continue reading

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Five Years

Dear Kids, I recently wrote about Christmas 2016. I also reposted about Christmas 2011. This got me to thinking about how much you’ve changed over the past five years. Marshall didn’t talk much when he was a toddler. He used … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Computers, the Past, and the Future

Dear Kids, I think I spend too much time on the computer. I think you think that, too. You will probably have memories of me ignoring you in favor of my computer, just as I have memories of my mother … Continue reading

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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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At Least You Asked

Dear Children, Sometimes you can be very acquisitive children. Livia, for example, has asked me a couple of times if she can have the house when I die. Over my dead body! Ha-ha. But seriously, you want a lot of … Continue reading

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