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One of my best friends, Kristen, is an EXTREMELY talented photographer. So when she suggested a shoot with me and my little bub and a piano in the middle of a field, I was so down. I bought outfits (complete with suspenders and a hat for Jack, because, duh), did my hair and makeup, and […]


It’s All Messy. It’s All Perfect.

I was on the phone with my mom yesterday, talking about the horrific behavior that is currently sweeping the headlines. I said, What a terrifying time to be raising a child.  But also, what an important time to be raising a child. Being a parent is weird, because at the end of it all, you […]


Five Things I Want to Teach Jack.

Jack,  This is the second October I’ve gotten to spend with you, and it’s crazy how big the difference between the two is: Carrying you versus chasing you, up all night teething versus sleeping through the night (PRAISES), not getting to go to church versus….oh wait, you still won’t go to the nursery.  But both […]


Letters to Jack: Your Second October.

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