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Loved this! You have a wonderful sense of humor that comes through in your writing as if we are having a conversation :) And I can sense the love you have for your angsty daughter and your “team” ❤️

And now I’m going to go down the Billie Eilish rabbit hole!

P.S. The annual question is GENIUS.

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Thank youuuu!

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Fantastic post! Curious what your take was on the piano lessons was. Our kiddos started when they were young, it was great for a while, then ok and then really bad. 😬

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They both tried piano and guitar lessons, but I let them quit when they wanted to. I feel like when it comes to creative stuff like music, they need to want to do it. Now Thomas is into writing and Ruthie is into drawing and photography. They found their things.

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My oldest is a senior, and I'd like to think he's turning out great? My younger one basically runs the family. If we were the Simpsons, he'd be Lisa.

As for soccer? The answer is yes. Always yes. :) Tbh, I think I'm gonna miss that more than anything else.

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That's hilarious about your youngest! I would say our oldest, Ruthie, is somewhat like the oldest daughter Alex on Modern Family. Season 6 episode 1 when she comes home from being gone for the summer. Bryan and I watched that and died laughing!

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“Ninety-nine percent of parenting is seasoning to the best of our ability and waiting for the thing to bake.” Love this, and the braid image. Wonderful how these humans we are loaned for awhile can end up teaching us new things. Off to add all the Billies to my ToBeWatched list.

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Thank you! Parenting has been a wild ride for sure.

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Such a gorgeous post - a beautiful tribute to your children and your relationship with them. And "I love all the Billies" - yay for Billie's mom!

I'm not suggesting that you fry any bits of your kids, but here's a tip if you're wanting to test the seasoning in your meatloaf (or whatever other uncooked meat/fish/whatever item you're making): cook a tiny bit of the mixture in a dry frying pan, and then you can taste it without any food safety concerns. Potential blandness: begone!

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Genius suggestion! I wish it worked on the kids! LOL

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I love this Billie Eilish appreciation post. My daughter (who is 11) and I are also big Billie fans. She speaks to and gets all the non-conforming, deeply feeling gals who are unique and bravely walk the world to their own beat. That’s no easy feat. Baggy clothes have become a staple in my tween’s closet and why shouldn’t they be? Hooray for this! We’ve also watched all the Billie documentaries and last Saturday evening, the two of us, watched the making of “Happier than ever” at the Hollywood bowl with the Los Angeles Children’s Choir which Billie was apart of for many years. Same family love with Finneas and her mom and day. Great to bear witness to. And agreed on all your Finneas points.

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You’ve got me in all the feels with this one! It’s truly so difficult to know how they’re gonna turn out, isn’t it?

“Everyone deserves a mom who loves every part of us, at every stage...”

I didn’t have that...I don’t have that; so that’s made me work extra hard to be that mom to my own kids--all of them, biological and bonus. I think when you do that, it helps everything turn out just as it should. Maybe there’s not enough seasoning, but there’s always A1 or ketchup or Sweet Baby Ray’s to save the day!

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