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  • January 30, 2012
    by Holly Becker

    Last week we suffered a big loss. Taggy, my three-year-old son’s security blanket and B.F.F., disappeared. All search efforts inside and outside our home have come up empty handed. I’ve questioned my little boy numerous times about Taggy’s whereabouts, and I’ve gotten several entertaining answers. First, I was told that a baby stole it. I don’t know about your neighborhood, but mine apparently is [...]

  • January 5, 2012
    by Holly Becker

    I can tell you exactly how many ornaments were on my Christmas tree this year—99. I know this because I counted them as I removed them from the tree one by one and documented each in a notebook. By each number, I’ve written a description of the ornament, where it came from or who made it, who it was given to and any interesting [...]

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    November 22, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    One of my biggest hopes for my children is that they grow into adults who put gratitude into practice. I whole-heartedly want them to appreciate the people in their lives and the things and opportunities that they have. To kick start the holiday season with a thankful heart, we made a Thanksgiving tree to hang on the wall by our kitchen table. Trust me. [...]

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    October 28, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    This month we said goodbye to Breezy, the wheelchair that had become a daily part of our five-year-old son’s life since he broke his leg Aug. 3. Though temporary, the experience of having a child with special physical needs has been an eye-opening experience for me. I never fully appreicated the challenges that people in wheelchairs face each day until I had to push [...]

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    September 16, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    Beware of the bee spider. It’s venom causes sleeplessness and loss of reasoning in children. If you’ve never heard of a bee spider, don’t worry. I hadn’t either until my 3-year-old son woke up in the middle of the night claiming a bee spider was in his bed and had crawled onto his foot. My youngest son hardly ever wakes up at night, so [...]

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    September 5, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    August marked the beginning of a new chapter for my family as my five-year-old twins entered kindergarten. As the big day drew near, I grew more nervous. Are they really prepared for kindergarten? Should I separate my twins or keep them together? Will they get upset when I drop them off that first day? What if they don’t go inside? How will I get [...]

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    August 12, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    I’m usually not a superstitious person, but I have to admit I’m now freaked out about the month of August. For the second August in a row, my son, Eli, has broken a bone. Last summer he broke his arm on Aug. 10, and on Aug. 3 of this year, he broke his leg. Next August I’m covering him in bubble wrap and pillows. [...]

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    August 2, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    I’m pleading temporary insanity. Somehow I walked into a store with the intentions of buying a birthday gift for my children’s friend and came out with not only a gift but our first family pets. Two African dwarf frogs, Flower and Buggy, are now living in my house. It only took the short drive home for my lapse in brain functioning to hit me [...]

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    July 8, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    Girls aren’t the only ones who care about what they wear. I’ve learned that little boys care just as much about their attire. Let’s just say my 2-year-old son is quite passionate about what shirt he puts on each morning. Siler’s fashion rule No. 1 is the shirt must have a picture on it. Rule No. 2 is that picture better be of a [...]

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    June 10, 2011
    by Holly Becker

    I’m now the mother of five year old twins. I’ve had a few weeks to practice saying it, but it still sounds so strange to hear it come out of my mouth.  In many ways, it seems like just yesterday that my husband and I welcomed our baby girl and  baby boy into the world. They were the tiniest babies I’d ever held in [...]

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