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Full-circle with Beauty and the Beast

Hannah's First Movie

The movie Beauty and the Beast has a special place in my heart and in our family. Hannah has never been an over the top girly-girl. As a kid, she … Continue reading

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Exploring McClellan with Gidget

A crisp November afternoon found Hannah, Gidget, and me at McClellan Park. We’d planned to walk the short trails but instead spent the afternoon scrambling across the rocks; a picture … Continue reading

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In Denial

I’ve been pretending that this school year is like any other. Going through the motions, trying to ignore the milestones that bring Hannah closer to going off to college. Take … Continue reading

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A First Last

Hannah’s senior year started in September. At the beginning of the year, she spoke often about first “lasts”, marking somewhat inconsequential milestones in this final year of high school. Her … Continue reading

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A Girl and Her Dog

A hike with Hannah was the best possible way to end a week that didn’t seem as if was ever going to end. Despite the fact that I wanted nothing … Continue reading

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Seventeen

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Seventeen years ago, I welcomed this child into the world. Who knew then that this journey with Hannah would be the very best part of my life? She’s experienced so … Continue reading

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On Top of the World

In Maine, sweatshirt weather in February calls for a celebration. This morning found both Hannah and I dragging. It was 2:30 a.m. before I made it to bed following the … Continue reading

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Catching Gold Fever

Gold fever has taken over at our house, in school, and in our community. Hannah’s high school girls basketball team is going to the state championships (class “c”) in Augusta … Continue reading

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Our Annual Pigeon Hill Hike +1

Hannah and I made our annual hike up Pigeon Hill today. This is usually a mother-daughter trip, although last year we convinced Paul to come along. This year little Gidget … Continue reading

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Too Short a Weekend

It was a spectacular weekend here in Downeast Maine. I had plans to attend the Common Ground Fair, one of my absolute favorite things to do. Yet, when it came … Continue reading

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Sixteen

My memories of that little girl with blond curls and sky blue eyes who loved Blue’s Clues and Beauty and the Beast are so vivid in my mind that it’s … Continue reading

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Softball, Forty and Frigid

Excited for Hannah’s first softball game of the season, we arrived at the field with jackets and lawn chairs. Yet, we spent 99% of the game in the car wrapped … Continue reading

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Bird in the Clouds

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Confused Sports Mom

Am I a bad mom because I don’t enjoy any sport that involves sitting on bleachers? Or that I won’t make it to every one of Hannah’s games? Hannah is … Continue reading

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First Driving Lesson

Hannah turned 15 two weeks ago and ever since has been chomping at the bit to drive. In Maine, parents have to pay to enroll kids in an approved driver’s … Continue reading

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Fifteen

Fifteenth Birthday

I miss the little girl who giggled without inhibition and snuggled to my heart’s content. I miss the child who thought her parents were hilarious and laughed at all of … Continue reading

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From Legos to iTunes

Hannah is changing so fast that it’s hard to keep up. Last year, she was building Lego castles and robots. This year she’s trading in the Legos for iTunes cards. … Continue reading

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A Brand New World

Times are changing faster than I can keep up with at my house. This is the text dialog between Hannah and me earlier this week. Her first boyfriend. At fourteen, … Continue reading

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High School Basketball – Another First

Her first high school basketball game. Funny, I thought I was done with basketball bleacher warming after elementary school. Not so. Tonight she was a Narraguagus Lady Knight on the … Continue reading

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Moose Sighting

Hannah’s excitement of the day was catching this moose with her iPod camera. I envision every kid on the school bus crammed over to one side with their iPods and … Continue reading

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