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Prayer Book

I couldn’t believe that time had come already. I thought it would happen when she’s older. But she seems to be catching on to popular opinion: sometimes praying is a drag. Perhaps the more wholesome way to saying it is … Continue reading

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Typhoon (almost) Terrible Twos

I’ve realized that it’s not about protecting my child from the furniture. She has learned how to maneuver herself around the corners of a table and tackle the height of the sofa. It’s the furniture that I have to protect … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Girl

Sometimes, I forget to give my husband more credit. For all the idiosyncrasies that he has slowly revealed in the past several years, there is one revelation that I am most thankful for: he’s an awesome dad. My daughter lights … Continue reading

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Priceless

# of days I’ve read to her:  365 more or less # of times I’ve counted her little toddler toes: 365 more or less # of times I’ve counted the ducks in the lake: 365 more or less # of … Continue reading

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Practice

Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code was recommended by a friend of mine who also happens to be a licensed Montessori teacher. It narrates the stories of great talents and their secret to success. Here’s the secret- they’re not born talented. … Continue reading

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Let’s (remember to) play!

Staying at home to be with my daughter is no easy feat. For someone who’s used to deadlines,  meetings,  brainstorming sessions, work schedules, and income (oh income! I miss you!), it’s a huge adjustment..And it’s an adjustment that I’ve grown … Continue reading

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