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We are not powerless.

A year ago today my phone rang and my life changed. I remember the first time Isla skinned a knee. She fell, she was a little banged up, and there were tears. I patched her up and she kept going, but even though there was nothing I could do to prevent it – skinned knees…

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The impossible

  One year. One year ago today our lives changed forever. Jude woke up with a low grade fever and hours later he was dead. Our beautiful, hilarious little boy, with the strawberry blonde rabbit fur hair, giant brown eyes, unbelievable eyelashes (clearly not inherited from me). Never again would we hear his belly laugh…

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Do I have the flu?

A few weeks ago we talked a little about getting sick after having the flu shot. With norovirus circulating in a big way right now I’ve seen an influx of questions across social media from people who got the flu shot this season and are now dealing with bad gastro symptoms. I’m sorry you’re so…

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Roald Dahl and his Olivia

We’ve all grown up on Roald Dahl’s beautiful stories of extraordinary children and the magical things that happen to them. What we might be less familiar with is the story of his own daughter, Olivia, who died from the measles in 1962, before there was a measles vaccine. She was seven years old and an…

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Happy New Year?

All photographs by the lovely Jessica Blaine Smith. These are our most prized possessions and I’m grateful beyond words that we had these done this year. ♥ *exhale* This year. This ridiculous year and all of the terrible things, starting with a gorilla and ending with – well, let’s not tempt fate by suggesting what…

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