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Three kids.  Teacher.  Stay at home mom (yes, I wanted both somehow). A nice house with a circular driveway. Married to JTT or Taylor Hanson, either 90’s heart throb would do.  This list.  This is the list that young Holly would have written down if you asked her what she wanted when she grew up.  It’s funny to look back and think about how the dreams we have when we are young play out in the future.  I am happy to say that even as a young kid I definitely knew what I wanted.  Well mostly.  I’m lucky I did...

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I purchased a book for the boys called “365 days of One Question a Day.”  I thought it would be a fun way to look back on their thoughts and responses a few years down the road.  Graham loves to look at family videos and reflect back on the past, so I figured this would be a great way to remember their likes/dislikes/thoughts on things as they grow up.  Of course when I added this to my Amazon cart, a recommendation for the book “365 days of Questions for Couples” came up and I thought, “James will just love this”...

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The contrast between the two experiences was almost astonishing.  My life with Jaden when he was a newborn, me a new mom, versus life with Jax as a newborn and third time mom.  The contrast I am speaking of has nothing to do with the difference in the wisdom gained between first and third, the colicky babe versus the easy going one, the quantity and exponential growth of the laundry loads over the years, instead it actually has to do with me and my social life, but not in the way you might suspect.  James and I were married right...

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I was giddy with excitement at the prospect.  “Play it cool, Holly,” I thought to myself as I casually looked at the boys, as if it made no difference to me whether they answered yes or no, and awaited their response to James.  “I’ll go with you daddy. I will too!” exclaimed the boys. I smiled at them and said, “Oh that’s so nice of you, daddy will like the company.” I gave three goodbye kisses and closed the door behind them.  It was 7:35 pm.  Jax had just gone down to sleep and I was just given the sweet,...

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At first I was confused.  Not even a week earlier I had walked into James’ family home for a Christmas Eve meal.   It was the first time I had met his family and as I walked in, I was greeted by his mom, the buttery smell of pierogies and onions frying in a pan, and the sight of a large, beautifully set dining table.  But today was different.  Today was not a holiday or a special occasion, it was just a regular Friday night.  And so my attention was drawn to the kitchen, where I saw the table being...

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