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April 28, 2014

Goodbye Kids, Hello Holiday Helper

NOTE BEFORE READING | This post includes holiday spoilers for kids.  A couple weeks ago (before Easter) Chris had "the talk" with Simon about some of the ways of the world related to the holidays. ...

April 23, 2014

Easter 2014 | Words & Photos

We had a quiet little Easter around here. My parents showed up on Saturday afternoon - a pit stop for them on their way back down to the beach from the Seattle area. Aaron and the kids were here when they arrived ...

April 21, 2014

5.5 Tips For Beginning Memory Keepers

Every now and then I'll receive an email or a question about how to begin scrapbooking. I first started scrapbooking in 2002 when Simon was 11 months old. I had been browsing the ...

April 18, 2014

Around Here

ANNA Started soccer. Her team's name is Soccer Chocolate Kittens. Their first game was last Saturday (3 on 3 for 5 minutes or so at a time) and it was just so fun even if they lost 20-0. I love that she ...

April 16, 2014

Spring Break 2014 | Kauai Photos & Words

Written at 8:48am on a Saturday morning (3/22/14) on the island of Kauai: We arrived on Friday afternoon and were greeted by my Aunt Gaye and my Uncle Bill in a traditional lei greeting at the airport. They wanted to do what ...

April 14, 2014

For The Love Of Books | Reading Updates

Are you guys one-book-at-a-time readers? Right now I've got multiple books going and sometimes I think that's a good thing (nice to have choices based on mood, time available, etc) and other times it feels like I just lack commitment. Either way, ...

April 10, 2014

We Do

In our family... We do magic. Moments of surprise. The ones that take your breath away. We create opportunities to experience magic both big and small. We do adventure. We take trips and see new places and experience new things to expand our ...

April 7, 2014

What Do You Want To See | aliedwards.com Reader Survey

I've been blogging since 2004. In internet years that's a pretty darn long time. I've written over 3000 posts that include some of the simplest and also the most challenging times in my life like learning of Simon's autism diagnosis or sharing that ...

April 4, 2014

The Delicious Truth About Getting Older PDF

A few weeks ago I participated in a writing collective led by Susannah Conway on the top of celebrating getting older. You can read my individual post here: What I Like About Getting Older. Susannah compiled all those ...

April 2, 2014

Stuff Of Our Days | Ali & Katie

Katie and I spend a lot of time together working and playing. We eat lunch together every week day here at my house and are both trying hard to eat healthy most of the time. Most days we go downstairs, make lunch ...

April 1, 2014

Personalized Stationery From Minted

Ah, correspondence. My Mom is the best at letter writing. Often it's a thank you note but many times it's also just a hello, how's it going or thinking of you message. It's thoughtful and kind and personal and I've kept many of them ...

March 29, 2014

Digital Product Releases | 03.29.13

Three new products available from me this weekend at Designer Digitals. First up is Awesome Memory Starbursts. Take Me Away...