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Pearl is 5.

When people meet our family for the first time, they are smitten with our precious Pearl. I think it’s her dimples. Or the way she puts on shows for the family. It might be her infectious giggle. Or her diva … Continue reading

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Leo is 10

And this last weekend I watched him play basketball like I do every Saturday. Two weeks ago he finally scored and since then he has been a different player: aggressive when he gets the ball, driving to the hoop each … Continue reading

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Poetry Inspired by a Trip to D.C.

 Poems by C. Mattern What Have I Become? Today I spent one fifty on a few drinks and ignored homeless.   That Time I Crashed a Family Reunion So I’m crying at Obama’s Inauguration speech, encased in a glassed wall, when … Continue reading

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DC on a Dime

This past weekend I spent my birthday in Washington, D.C. with friends. Originally we went for a teacher’s march, but the date was changed, so we still decided to go for a weekend getaway. I have been there twice, but … Continue reading

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Thumper is…12.

Twelve years ago my boyfriend, PQ, and I went over to our friend’s house for pizza. They thought I was crazy because I  dumped Thousand Island dressing all over my pepperoni slice, but we chalked it up to being out … Continue reading

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“The Body Says What Words Cannot”-Martha Graham

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Claire will turn 12 tomorrow and today presents a final look at 11. Although an introvert by nature, Claire shines when discussing her love for dancing. That shine resonates in the following images. Photos by Rachel Zimmerman.

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To the Girl Who Made Me An Aunt

Dear Mathia, I met you when you had just turned 5. It was winter and we all met at Grandma and Grandpa Mattern’s house. You were full of joy and curiosity. You sat on my lap immediately and helped calm … Continue reading

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Pearl is 4.

Every day I come home from school and see a little blonde girl with the longest, darkest eyelashes singing her heart out in the front bay window…then she jumps down and hides in the living room when I pull in … Continue reading

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Leo is 9.

Nine years ago my water finally broke and I still wasn’t contracting. I was livid with Genesys for not admitting me a few days prior, so I decided to be stubborn and take Claire to visit the Easter bunny with … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Sisters

“Don’t ever lose your sense of imagination.” I stopped pulling wallpaper in the other room and listened carefully to my 8yr old son speak to his 3yr old sister. “I’m serious Pearl, don’t ever lose it because it is super … Continue reading

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