Holly Becker | 2009 August
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August, 2009

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    August 27, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    Yesterday was my wedding anniversary, but it also was another anniversary. It was the two-year anniversary of when I officially stopped being cool. On Saturday, Aug. 26, 2007, I became the reluctant owner of a minivan. Yes, it was also my seventh wedding anniversary. How romantic! Before you judge me, just know you wouldn’t have wanted to bring 15-month-old twins along on a test [...]

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    August 26, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    Ninth Wedding Anniversary When Mark and I married nine years ago today, we never imagined that we’d one day be the parents of three children. In fact, if someone had told us back then that we would have three kids and that they would come in 2 1/2 years, we would have laughed hysterically. Kids were the last things on our minds. We were [...]

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    August 21, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    There are some things I’m so thankful that I don’t remember going through as a baby. Teething is one of them. Poor baby Siler is cutting his two front teeth. He is a crank pot right now, and he’s been drooling nonstop like that dog in the Tom Hanks movie “Turner & Hooch.” I really feel for the little guy. I know how painful [...]

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    August 18, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    Children have a knack for noticing the small things that adults overlook or don’t take the time to see. While I’ve always admired the beauty of the ocean on previous beach trips, I somehow see things differently as a mom. In my pre-children beach trips, I spent most of my time lounging in a beach chair. I’d read a book or magazine, nap in [...]

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    August 17, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    My family spent seven fun-filled days at the beach last week, and we came home with two crabs. No, I’m not referring to crustaceans.I’m talking about my 3-year-old twins. Thanks to multiple nights of late bedtimes and an assortment of sugary treats, they’ve been extremely crabby since we returned home. I got into vacation mode and threw caution to the wind. It’s too bad [...]

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    August 7, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    Yesterday I went to the pool for the second time this summer. Yes, that explains my rather marshmallow-colored skin tone. It’s a bit challenging to go to a pool with three kids who can’t swim. Since my neighbor was kind enough (maybe I should say brave enough) to invite us over, I decided to take the challenge. There’s a lot of prep time involved [...]

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    August 4, 2009
    by Holly Becker

    I’m often asked what’s the most difficult thing about having three small children. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not temper tantrums, breaking up fights or cleaning up messes. The most challenging task that I face each day is getting out the door to go anywhere. That’s why most days I make no promises to be anywhere before 10 a.m. Preparing [...]