Happy 4th birthday!

Dear Mackenzie, I can hardly believe that you are four years old. It seems like just a few short months ago that we made a trip to the hospital on that cold and icy night so that you could join us outside of the womb. This birthday was one of the most fun ones to...

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One month til four {Dear Mackenzie}

Dear Mackenzie, Man oh man…just one month short of 4 years old. Where is the time going? You are such an expressive little girl and sometimes make us laugh hysterically (even though we shouldn’t because you are being serious or angry) and you lately have a...

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The seasonal clothing switch

Since fall is very much in full effect here in Germany with temps in the 40/50’s F (8-12°C) during the day, it was time to finally do the clothing switcheroo in Mackenzie’s dresser. That little girl has so many clothes, it’s just not even funny. And...

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Dear Mackenzie: Imagine that

Dear Mackenzie, It is hard to fathom that you are almost 4-years-old. When I pass someone on the street with a baby strapped to their chest in a Baby Björn, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was carrying you around that way too. And now you’re getting to...

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You’re a heart melter, Little Girl

Dear Mackenzie, You are a fun-loving, heartfelt, spectacular little girl who we are so blessed to have in our lives…most of the time. You might still scribble on the furniture from time to time, or repeat yourself 100 times just to make sure we heard you (making...

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the bear went over the mountain book review children

The Bear Went Over the Mountain kids book review

If you’re a parent or a kid who still has many of those songs from your childhood emblazoned in your brain, you may be familiar with the song, “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”. I actually had to go to Google to check out the song because I...

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