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The Day My Son Got An EpiPen

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My toddler son sniffled and wrestled off the padded table. He was relieved to be done with the test and we were relieved to get the results. After looking at the grid marked on his back, the nurse informed us egg was the offender causing his skin to rise into red hives…. More

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Spending Our Anniversary With Coldplay (No Kids and Guilt Free!)

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It was our 16th wedding anniversary and the kids were headed to grandma’s for the night. For once we had our act together, planned ahead, and the wife and I were hitting the town.

We had tickets for Coldplay at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and couldn’t wait to celebrate our anniversary together with tens of thousands of other people. Kid free…. More

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8 MUST HAVE Newborn Pictures

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Bringing home a baby is one of the most special events for any family. It’s also one of the most exhausting times for a family.

Time seems to go slowly when you have a newborn, but it really does fly by. Setting up newborn pictures with a professional photographer is always a wonderful idea. Not only will the session result in beautiful images of your new little miracle, it takes the pressure off of you to capture those images. Once the session is over, and most likely in the short time before that, there are some shots you will want to get while you’re at home with your baby. You may not be able to bottle up the ridiculously, delicious smell of his newborn breath, but you can document this time. Even if it is totally messy, and perfectly imperfect. I will always look back at the times when we brought each of our babies home with so much fondness. I love newborns, and I love looking back on those fleeting times…. More

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