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I stopped trying to explain Easter

For a lot of families Easter is not complicated at all. It is a faithful celebration filled with family and meaning. It is a time for reflection and renewal, spiritual delight, and traditions. When I was a child I had sweet and simple Easters. Mother and I often went to church and I always had a lovely basket. When we lived closer to my … [Read More...]

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When W started preschool this year he had problems holding a pencil. Where other kids in his class were mastering how to write their name, we were celebrating that … [Read More...]

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Dresden makes a video about 7 billion liters

7 Billion Liters Served

Every time you use the hashtag #7billionliters on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram from April 15 through Earth Day on April 22, P&G will donate an additional liter of … [Read More...]

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W Talks About Being Four and Turning Five

I love interviewing W. He is not always a fan of it so when he is in the mood I have to seize the moment. Sometimes that means the lighting isn't so great or things aren't set up as well as I would love them to be, but being able to film his honest responses … [Read More...]

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You say Spring, we say how high?

I could say you have no idea how thrilled we are to be back in playground weather again, but I am betting you ABSOLUTELY know how thrilled we are. Being able to run around outside and be with other families after school is amazing. Hello Spring! The big … [Read More...]

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It happened!

That's how W woke up this morning: announcing "it happened!" Of course "it" being that he had turned five. The birthday fairy had left him a room full of balloons, a new light saber tooth brush, and gifts hidden around upstairs. We then went downstairs to … [Read More...]



I realized last night that pretty much EVERYTHING here is about W. I'm cool with that. A lot of who I am is connected to his being on the planet and making sure his journey here is great. It's not all of me though. Spring is coming and with the thaw I really … [Read More...]

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One More Week of Four

It is raining and my allergies are prolonging a cold that will not quit me. In one week I will be frantically stuffing items into the back of the car and getting ready to help W's friends celebrate this marvelous thing called TURNING FIVE. His wishes for the … [Read More...]

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