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Good Bye, Nevada.

Today is Nevada Day, did you know? Today, this state in which we’ve lived for almost ten years turns 150 years old. As a state holiday, the kids have the day off from school. My bank is closed. All so the citizens of Nevada acknowledge it’s legacy and history. In July of 2005, I drove my car into the valley and the thermometer read 115 degrees. I didn’t have much,

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We’re Preparing for Pre-K, But First A Look Back At Preschool

Alina successfully completed her first year of preschool and I cannot be more proud of her. However, we’ve already begun preparing for Pre-K, which is sure to be an exciting time in her education. Personally, because of her winter birthday, I think Alina is ready for full on Kindergarten. She’s smart, articulate and all year I wondered if she was being challenged enough. I wrote an article at eHow on

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Looking for a Dream Come True in the Beauty of Silence

I love to be social. I love connecting and fellowship. I yearn to feel part of a community. Sometimes friendly competition illuminates my strengths in ways that everyday motivation simply cannot. Almost always the successes of my favorite people prompt me to look closer at the life I’m leading, the legacy I’m creating, and push me onward to greater – greater work, greater love, greater. Sometimes – many and most

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Savoring the Last Weeks of Having a Baby

From Baby to Mom’s Super Hero When Alina was just an itty baby, I saw a status update in my Facebook stream that caused me to pause and breathe in gratitude over the moments I was living. My friend, a mother of three girls, was lamenting over the loss of her last’s baby stage. She said something like, “I’ve been letting Sally sleep in our bed lately. Bob isn’t happy,

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The Role I Hope Sports Play In My Children’s Lives

Alina’s First AYSO Soccer Season! I cannot tell you how excited and happy we are to watch our little girl enjoy her first season of AYSO soccer. This is a moment in our parenting legacy that both D and I have been anxiously awaiting. She’s on our region’s Under 5 team, which means they meet only once a week for an hour. The first 30 minutes is a practice, while

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Love Letter to My 4 Year Old And A Legacy I’m Proud Of

I’ve been writing love letters to my daughter for almost three years now. I started De Su Mama shortly after Alina turned a year old. At that point, I had no idea how the incredible parenting adventure I’d be taken on would change my life. I had no idea how much I’d fall in love. As a baby, I was desperate to protect her. As a toddler, I was challenged

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