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Cesari Family

She is the only girl in this family of five. She is the nucleus, the hub, the gooey loving center. Raising three boys requires her to have the sense of humor of an adolescent, be the loudest cheerleader at the hockey rink, and have nerves of steel as her boys out-dare and out-do each other […]

Lisa & Kiefer Douglass

“You are the poem I dreamed of writing, the masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. You are my child. Now with all things I am blessed.”

Tom Family

There are some days when the stars align; your hair looks fabulous, your husband is clever and your children are behaved. Then there are most days. Being a mother is not easy. You are rewarded with fabric-altering, purpose-giving love but also challenged with temper tantrums, sparring personalities and sleep. With each day that passes you […]

Play

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Seuss

Mothers

How many times did my mother say to me, warn me, “One day you’ll know what this is like.” Whether we were fighting over a boyfriend or she was nagging me to eat my carrots or do my chores, this was her constant lament. I didn’t understand why what I was doing or not doing caused her […]

The Kortanek Family

She raised her children in this home. As the neighborhood changes around her she holds onto memories and tradition. As a gift for Mother’s Day and to celebrate Father’s day, a simple, constant wish was granted; all her children and grandchildren gathered at her home. On this Saturday morning conversation and laughter filled the house as […]

Generations

Parents are divined with the grandest of gifts; to devise, design, nurture the next generation. Every thing we do, say, give, do not give raises the child; every mistake laying dormant until repeated for the next generation and every right celebrated in the ordinary and extraordinary. It is not only our duty but our legacy to leave more than […]

Morgan & Kendall

A sister knows your history, your habits and which words strike deep. A sister can be your most loyal friend and most bitter enemy. A twin knows life with only the other, a constant by her side, sharing her snacks and the limelight. Twins have an intimacy of incomplete sentences, meaningful nods and burning glances. Being sisters and […]

Bang Family

Her hand fits perfectly in yours, her sweet breath falls on your face as she covers you with kisses and her arms wrap around your neck into a perfect fit, as she claims ownership. She will only be this size once in her life. There are many moments that lie ahead, equally precious and perfect, but […]

Skerritt Family

Lauren and David will celebrate their twenty five year wedding anniversary this September. Lauren and David will send their triplets off to college this September. Summer is the sprite of the family; always willing, always positive and always smiling. I hear some of the most witty and pointed comments muttered under her breath. Simone is an […]