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Resolutions that Stick

It was two days before New Year’s Eve 2016, my little family was pulling into the driveway of Grandma Barb and Papa Bob’s home — number 3530 — a white house with green shutters on the peninsula. We walked through the chilled, salty, night…

January 1, 2018
Family Modern Motherhood

More of This, Please

The train car is filled with pine garland– sprinkled with reflective red, blue and green glittering ornaments. White lacy tissue puffs hang from the ceiling, swaying to the rhythm of the coasting sprinter. It is our first time visiting the Holiday Express–a train transformed…

December 15, 2017
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Grace and Nora’s World

Thank you for joining us for Grace and Nora’s World! We hope you enjoy this special video, but first, a word from Becky Dean (Amazing Grace School of Performing Arts, Grace’s Mom) with Jesse Van Leeuwen: The stage, the music, and the dancing, is a…

December 1, 2017
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Modern Motherhood

Watching Nora Dance

My friend and gifted photographer, Jessica Rice, did amazing work capturing the beauty and magic of the day we spent filming #graceandnorasworld (being released tomorrow!) Last night Becky Dean (Grace’s Mom and the foundation of this project) and I enjoyed pouring over –and yes–…

December 1, 2017
Family Modern Motherhood

The Decision to Dance

About a year ago, I was rushing through the church doors to Amazing Grace School of Performing Arts performance of The Lion King. Tyler was parking the car with 4-month- old Everett, 2 ½ year old Nora on my hip and I ran into…

November 16, 2017