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Dear Evan Hansen

Every day I meet an Evan Hansen or a Connor Murphy or an Alana Beck. Or a Zoe Murphy. Every day I meet one of these kids in our office, whether they are teens or still toddlers.

For the Evan or Connor who is already a teen, I take a deep breath. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Evan and Connor are characters in the musical (and now novel), Dear Evan Hansen. Both of whom are struggling with feeling alone, with feeling anxiety, with feeling/being depressed.

Paris and the Happily Ever After

As I wrote the other day, my girls are loving Paris and so am I. We love the individual little boutiques and we're certainly loving all the independent book shops. We love the cobblestone roads, the delicious summer cherries, the little surprises in architecture that we find in every corner.

If I could read French, I would have bought books from every little cute bookstore we found in the Latin Quarter.

The Theater

There was some point in my life when I couldn't stand musicals, didn't understand why the actors would burst out into song, seemingly out of nowhere.

Much like my eventual love of Shakespeare though I had been skeptical (and I saw ALL the RSC Shakespeare production shows the summer of 1994), I grew back to love musical theater.

Hufflepuff Letterman Jacket Upcycling

My mom has slowly been giving me things from my childhood room over the years.  I have no idea what to do with my spelling and academic trophies, but I did know that when she handed over my letterman jacket from varsity cheer, I was reluctant to donate it.

Then I had an immediate epiphany.  Though I went to an all-girls school, I cheered for the all-boys school counterpart....and their colors were HUFFLEPUFF HOUSE COLORS.  Well, I happen to know a very loyal Hufflepuff in my house, Little Lion!

Valentines Day Cards Upcycling

Can I tell you the little things that I love about being a mom?  Besides the fact that my girls are perfect (but not) and that they bring so much joy (overall) and they own every single piece of my heart. 

I like helping with Valentine's Day cards.  And Halloween treat bags.  And when they were younger (or far more many times with Mini Me than Little Lion), with birthday treat bags for parties.  It's fun.  And it's a privilege. #ILoveBeingAMom