• spring afternoon at the farm

    Dena April 23, 2015

    Over the weekend, during one of our “we need to get out of the house, right now” moments, we decided to take a ride through the Warwick Valley. It’s a beautiful ride over country roads with beautiful, little farms along the way. We made a…

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  • Our Second Birth Story

    Dena April 14, 2015

    A couple of weeks before March 20th, the forecasters started calling for snow on that day, the first day of spring. I immediately thought, “Oh boy, I’m going to get my spring baby… in a snowstorm.” I half-jokingly shared my prediction with friends & family…

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  • Papa & Marina // these newborn days

    Dena March 30, 2015

    Slowly, slowly. That’s how it is these days. Cherishing every precious moment. This time I know just how quickly they will pass. Time spent in front of this screen will be rare for a little while longer. I wrote out most of her birth story…

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  • thoughts on that day & an update //

    Dena February 10, 2015

    It was October 14th. I was sixteen weeks pregnant. I was just coming out of the nightmares that were hyperemesis gravidarum and a subchorionic hemorrhage. He texted me from the hospital, said that he had broken his foot and needed me to come pick him…

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  • We were trees.

    Dena January 21, 2015

    “In our former lives, we were trees. Maybe we have even been oak trees ourselves. This isn’t just Buddhist theory; it’s science. The human species is a very young species—we appeared on the Earth only recently. Before that, we were rock, we were gas, we…

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  • the park at sunset

    Dena December 29, 2014

    “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did — that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp…

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  • Christmas // 2014

    Dena December 26, 2014

    Happy day after Christmas, friends. You can’t hear me, but I’m letting out the biggest sigh of relief right now. We had an amazing holiday, but this mama is spent. Preparing for Christmas — with a toddler, while you’re six-months pregnant, with a husband who…

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  • A Little Bit of NYC at Christmastime

    Dena December 15, 2014

    Yesterday we had our big day in the city. It was perfect, everything that I’d been hoping for. With M. injured and me being the sole caretaker of him, Roman, the house, etc. most of my days are spent at home — but we’d been…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Dena November 27, 2014

    I hope that you and yours have had a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration today. We got a foot of snow overnight and woke to a winter wonderland outside. Since my husband is still unable to leave the house, my mother cooked us a big dinner with…

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