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TEAM: Partnership in Parenting

It’s said marriage is like holding a mirror up to your life. Relationship with a spouse has a way of revealing things we may not see otherwise. And if marriage is a mirror, then parenting is a magnifying glass. For the past fifteen years, my husband and I have teamed up to tackle the gloriously […]

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A Memorial Day Birthday

It was 2003, and I did not know any better.  I had an occasion to celebrate, so I drafted a letter.  I wrote it, and bound it, and sealed it with a kiss. I drove it over to the post office, rushed, my deadline not to miss.  My note never made it on time, I […]

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Relationship Reboot After Baby

It can be an overwhelming task preparing to bring a little love into the world. With all the pre-birth parental decisions about cloth vs. disposable, crib vs. co-sleeping, and daycare waitlists, it never fully occurred to me what a holistic impact one little person would have on all the relationships I have ever formed. Sitting […]

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The Most Romantic Words My Husband Ever Said

It’s not “I love you,” “I do,” or “You’re the most wonderful woman in the world,” although it’s definitely nice to hear that.  The most romantic words my husband ever said came when we were watching a late-night talk show.  The host was teasing a newly-engaged celebrity that, “You know you’ll only ever get to […]

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