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Celebrating the Last

Part of motherhood is marking our kids’ firsts: baby’s first Christmas; first hair cut; first visit to the dentist; first day of school. Kids have lots of firsts, but have you thought about also celebrating some of their lasts? read more


Celebration Changes The Way We See

It’s so very easy to celebrate when life is abundant, but it’s when life is closing in that we need celebration the most. To celebrate means to assemble or gather and to honor … and to do this often. read more

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Yuliya and a Puppy

The stuffed dog in my shoebox became my new best friend, and I still have it 14 years later. When I lifted the lid on my purple plastic shoebox, the first thing I saw was a stuffed dog. I was filled with exuberant joy! I just remember hugging it. read more


Life is Like Confetti

If I am being honest, I have been wishing the days away this past month, saying things like, “when we get into the new house” or, “when we are settled.” I have been more concerned with ‘when our future happens,’ then what is happening right in front of me. read more


What it is to Celebrate a Husband

There is a man I know who gets up and goes to work. He will not win a Nobel Prize, he does not earn in the highest tax bracket and he will never have the skills to play sports professionally. But he is the man I love the most in the world…my husband. read more