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On Ratatouille and Vocation

Dear Munchkin, I made a simple ratatouille for dinner. As it grew close to serving time, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: we could watch Disney’s Ratatouille as a family while eating its namesake! You’ve seen other Disney … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 2: Labor

Dear Munchkin, I have to start this part of the story with the caveat that much of it is blurry for me. I am relying on Daddy’s Twitter feed and our doula’s records for any sense of timing. Our doula, … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 1: Induction

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I arrived at the regular 8 a.m. 38-week appointment knowing we were starting with an ultrasound that day. Because Dr. M had been unable to determine if you were head-down the previous week, she wanted a … Continue reading

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Devastated but not Despairing

My darling babies, A few days ago, a very disturbed man shot and killed six adults and twenty children in their school, in addition to injuring others. Those little children were only 6 or 7 years old. Babies. Darling babies … Continue reading

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Our Little Champ

Dear Peanut, Yesterday morning when you and Daddy dropped Munchkin off at school, we found out one of her classmates had been diagnosed with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The school had done what it could to prevent other kids … Continue reading

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Nora Rose Yusko

My dear, sweet kids, Today I am thankful for inspirational stories like Nora’s. With heavy hearts, her parents received the news that she would be born with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality that they were told was “incompatible with life.” … Continue reading

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Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Today I’m thankful that I had the courage to try hummus earlier this month. I had been afraid of it ever since I was first introduced to it. I’ve always had a gag reaction to foods … Continue reading

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