Sisters and Now Friends

We share our lives in a way we’ve never done before. We talk about raising our children and our families. We talk about our passions and the things that bring us joy. That’s something we’ve never had before, and I’m thankful for it.

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Family is what you make it

I’ve found that much of my family now is people I have chosen. The family solely made of shared blood and genetics has been transformed into a family made of shared experiences and common interests.

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I’m thankful for him

Most days, he and I couldn’t be more different. We have different passions and different personal goals. And every day I’m thankful for him being in my life.

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Choosing Gratitude

So here begins my journey into being more grateful and gracious. In being more mindful and more meaningful. More intentional. More empathetic. And maybe I’ll even have some of those healthy physical side effects as well.

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Choosing Marriage

I’m truly blessed to have such real marriage role models to inspire me and guide me in my marriage. They’ve taught me what love really looks like, and it certainly doesn’t come from a storybook.

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Twenty Years

For nineteen years, I grieved as your friend and classmate. But this year I’m grieving you as a mother. And my heart is breaking all over again.

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A Year Without You

It’s been one year since I saw you last, and I still think about you often. Images that pop up in my Facebook feed. The jangle of your collar that still hangs on my rearview mirror.

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One Year In

It’s official. We kept the baby alive for a whole year with no major hospital visits or emergencies. Well, none other than the typical-nervous-first-time-parent trip to the pediatrician after he bumped his head when he was 9 days old. But that wasn’t even our fault! A lot has happened in…

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This Yankee’s Future

Confession time: I failed. Yep, I failed at my 30 Day Blogging Challenge. I got all the way through Day 28, and the wheels fell off on Day 29. I was tired. I was light headed. I was afraid I was coming down with the junk my husband is getting…

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A Para-What?

When I was a kid, one of our regular family activities is the summer was going to the local ice cream shop to get a warm-weather treat. Despite being cold for 9 months out of the year, Upstate New York has no shortage of scoop shops. Little mom-and-pop stand who…

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