Holly Becker | 2009 July
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July, 2009

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    July 29, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    It never ceases to amaze me how much mischief my twins can get into on any given day. Mila and Eli love to play by themselves upstairs in the playroom at times. They feel so big and independent to play a whole floor level up without me in their business, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Sound travels well in our house [...]

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    July 24, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    Today my family said goodbye to someone who’s been an integral part of our lives. Her name is Maggy, and she’s spent nearly every Friday morning baby-sitting my children for the last 18 months. My kids adore her, and most importantly, I feel completely comfortable leaving my children in her care. My family has changed so much in the time Maggy has been with [...]

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    July 22, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    A few weeks ago, my pastor said that when you ask God for things, such as patience, that God doesn’t just give you patience. Instead, he gives you opportunities in which you can develop patience. Well, God was giving me quite an opportunity today as I baked blueberry muffins with two of my kids. If I had done the job myself, it would have [...]

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    July 20, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    This weekend we had the urge to purge. Mark and I conducted an impromptu toy purge of our home while the natives napped. By the time it was over, my husband stuffed three garbage bags of toys into our storage closet. It’s staggering how many toys we’ve accumulated in the three years we’ve had children. Before having kids of our own, Mark and I [...]

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    July 17, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    I was having a great day today until I opened my mailbox. And, there it was—the Pottery Barn catalog. Bring on the antidepressants! Since becoming a mom, I’ve come to loathe Pottery Barn for its pages of household perfection. Thumbing through the catalog, I find nicely organized living areas free of clutter, even in the children’s bedrooms and playrooms. It’s scenes like those that [...]

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    July 14, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    I went shoe shopping for my twins on Saturday. Our mission was to go to the mall and get out with two pairs of sneakers as quickly as possible. I’ve learned that there’s no room for leisurely shopping with three small children….at least not if you want to avoid meltdowns that will prompt strangers to look at you with disgust or pity. I brought [...]

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    July 11, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    It’s tough being the baby of the family. I’m sure that’s what my third born (never know what to call him since he followed twins) would tell you if he could talk yet. Siler is only 10 months old, but he’s already learning about the trials and tribulations of being the youngest kid in the house. His older siblings are three-year-old twins, and they [...]