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Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of Father’s Day, I want to write about the greatest Dad I’ve ever known; my husband. It was 13 months ago when he became a Father for the first time. If you’ve read my other posts, you know that the process of bringing our son into this world was not easy, but my […]

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Interview with a Special Dad

Interview with a Special Dad

Whenever I post something personal on Facebook or Instagram, 95% of it has to do with our kids. But of that remaining 5%, I rarely give kuddos to my husband. So in honor of Father’s Day, I’m putting the spotlight on him (he doesn’t like unsolicited attention).  He is the anchor in our family (and the […]

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What Your Dad Has Taught Me

What Your Dad Has Taught Me

  To my beautiful daughter, When you are old enough to read this, I would like you to know some things about your dad. I have known him since I was 14 and he was 15. I have gotten to see him grow from a boy into a man. He has taught me so much […]

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Dol for a Little Seoul- A Korean First Birthday Celebration

Dol for a Little Seoul: A Korean First Birthday Celebration

Birthdays, whether we like it or not, are a universally celebrated milestone.  Jewish culture commemorates with a bar/bat mitzvah, Mexican culture with a quinceañera.  Korean custom does not disappoint with the first birthday or doljanchi (dol). Dol celebrations stemmed from an unfortunate Korean past of high infant mortality rates, harsh climates and childhood disease.  After the age of 1, survival rates steeply […]

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My Mother's Day Promise

My Mother’s Day Promise

I get frustrated A LOT.  Before I became a mother, I am pretty sure I never used to get this frustrated. I can’t help it! My 4 year-old daughter is “people-stop-us-in-the-street” adorable, but she is precocious, incredibly stubborn, verbal beyond her years and quite defiant. So yes:  IT’S FRUSTRATING!!! A few days ago, I took […]

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My Top 5 Easter Memories

My Top 5 Easter Memories

Growing up Easter was a very important holiday for our family.  I distinctly remember the excitement I had to wear my special Easter dress to church and unwrap the GIANT chocolate bunny that my aunt always sent.  And because Easter was so important I have a lot of great memories associated with it.  And so […]

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Planning a party should be fun not stressful!

First Birthday Partyitis

  When my first child was turning one I knew I wanted to throw a birthday party for him.  Not only to celebrate his year, but also as a celebration for my husband and I.  We made it one whole year!  A party was definitely in order.  However, as I started to plan I quickly […]

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Leap Day Baby

If you could choose to have a leap year baby born on February 29th, would you? This is a question my husband and I posed ourselves when we realized that our second child, whose due date is February 27th, 2016, had a very real chance of being born on leap day which only arrives once […]

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The perfect Valentine-

The Perfect Valentine?

  I have a confession to make – I love gifts.  In fact, I love gifts so much that when someone gets me a gift that doesn’t make any sense I actually feel offended.  Now, before you stop reading and think I’m some sort of stuck up brat – just know that I love GIVING […]

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A New OutlookResolutions vs. Goals

A New Outlook

When a new year approaches, it is hard not to look back at the past year and reflect. What did I accomplish? What did I do with my time? I have to say that I feel like I wasted a lot of time that could have been used more wisely. I need to be more […]

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