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She Slept Out

  Long time readers of this blog know about my struggle with sleepovers. (I have blogged about it here.) Anyway, over the years my older daughter has hosted sleepovers, but we never took the next step and let her sleep at a friend’s house. She has been invited, and we’ve even come close. Once, she […]

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Stay Little, I Say

Every once in a while I will pull Big Girl on my lap and realize, as she spills out of it, how much she’s grown. I will invariably ask her to please stop growing — just for a little while. She laughs and tells me that she will try. After a beat she tells me, […]

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This weekend was Big Girl’s birthday. To celebrate, we went into New York City and visited American Girl Place. We had dinner in the cafe, and shopped afterward for Big Girl’s very first real American Girl doll — number 35, a red-head with straight hair and green eyes. While we were there we made a […]

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At one time in my life I was slightly bitter that we didn’t have stuff growing up. The old linoleum floor that had half its pattern missing. The hand-me-down couches. The limited wardrobe. The old television set. No air conditioning. Having to hear about how poor we are. (If my mother told us once she […]

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My baby turned 19-months-old yesterday. About a week ago she’s started asking why whenever we told her something. “Little Girl, time to put your pajamas on.” “WHY?” “Because it’s late, and you need to go to sleep.” “WHY?” It is seriously so cute I can’t help but smile, even as she is driving me nuts […]

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