Ninja Turtles then & now

When I was pregnant with Vi, one of my concerns was Marshall.  Up to that point, he was the only child and the sole focus of Brad & my world.  The sun rose and set on this little boy and now some of that attention and love would be shared.  Would he adjust okay?  Would he be jealous?  Would things be fair between this tiny needy newborn and a relatively independent toddler?   Continue reading


Dog Days Departure 

Just hours from Canada, summer is definitely winding down.  The heat and humidity has started to waver in favor of high 60s to low 70s, even some of our small trees have decided to start changing colors in preparation for fall.  This is my favorite time of the season, this is bliss.

Gone are the days of late October color change in Kansas City, now it starts for us in August here in northern MN

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From the Shelf: I Wish You More

Okay, so if you’ve known me for any length of time or have been keeping up with our blog over the years you should fully know by now how sentimental- and yes, cheesy- Brad and I can be.  With each other, of course, but also very much so with our children.  I love them so much my heart feels like it could explode at times, and “I wish you more” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichenheld perfectly conveys the many wishes my heart (as do most parents’) holds for my children.

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