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Entries by Rachael Clarke from 01/2014

What I Hope My Daughter Always Sees When She Looks in the Mirror

| Posted 01.02.2014 | Parents

I wonder sometimes how you will see yourself as you age, as routines become more commonplace and ordinary, as the world starts to lose its magic. In the moments when you can't see yourself, when you feel lost in a world that so often focuses on the surface of things.

Why I'll Throw a Party When My Daughter Becomes a Woman

| Posted 01.08.2014 | Parents

Some people say you become a woman when you become a mom. That is true, I think, but I became a woman much sooner than that.

Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

| Posted 01.13.2014 | Parents

It's hard to say no when you see her eyes light up, watch her become transfixed with the stories, the artistry on the pages. When you hear new words spill out of her daily, see her comprehend and make connections. When she literally dances at the suggestion of reading.

I Didn't Know I Married a Great Father

| Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents

I had an abstract idea of him as a dad: carrying a mini version of himself on his shoulders, rocking our children to sleep. But we hadn't yet seen that side of each other (or ourselves), hadn't had those layers unpeeled and exposed.