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Sling Diaries // on laughter

by kacia on 13 May ’15 · 7 comments

I often think of laughter as a distant memory or an old friend.  I look back on it fondly, missing its authentic sound and voice.  I never forget, but as time goes on, the small details lose clarity.  What exactly did her voice sound like? That door was what shade of blue? And time continues. Moments and faces fill […]


Do you remember “Children’s Day”?  The holiday.  The one that kids made up —  I think — because they thought they could trick parents into giving them more gifts.  Children’s Day.  Geniuses.  Maybe it’s actually a real thing?  It definitely wasn’t something we celebrated growing up, but there was one Children’s Day when we did.  My […]


baby boy bump-date

by kacia on 12 Jun ’14 · 23 comments

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Today marks 25 weeks!  Just a few fun memories to record. I told my midwife last week that I must have lazy babies in utero.  Harlow didn’t kick or move much, and her baby brother is following suit.  I’m so thankful for our little at-home doppler I bought on ebay when I was pregnant with Harlow! […]


Thumbnail image for wild and three || Happy Birthday, Harlow London!

Three years ago today, this little gal made me a mommy.   I could say all the usual — and believe me, everything they say about it going too quickly and learning more from your child than you could ever teach them is all true — but I can barely see through the tears as I […]



by kacia on 28 Nov ’13

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Gratitude… goes beyond the “mine” and “thine” and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is […]

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