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April 07, 2017

LOVE LETTER #33 (50 LOVE LETTERS)

Dear S, This is exactly how I always want to remember you- swimming, dancing and doing cartwheels on the river beach. My first ever memory is of you dancing. Everyone in town knew you as being a performer and everyone recognizes you for that to this day.

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April 03, 2017

LOVE LETTER #32 (50 LOVE LETTERS)

My Love, It's your birthday!! You're 8. You are my heart and my joy and your smile makes my day every single day. You're so smart. You make parenting seem easy. You always listen and do the right thing. Your teachers love you. Everyone loves you.

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February 19, 2017

Love Letter #31 (50 Love Letters)

Dear S, I love watching you do absolutely everything you put your mind to -- fiercely taking on the goals and dreams you set for yourself. There is nothing you can't do. There is nothing that makes my day more than your smile in the morning and your laugh and your funny one liners that drop out of nowhere. You went from being one of the little kids in this house to a strong, competent young woman.

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February 13, 2017

A Hard Couple Weeks of Mothering

My little one came running in to wake me up and tell me he lost his other front tooth and handed it to me. It's been a hard couple weeks of mothering and his little teeth sitting on my nightstand have brought me joy.

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February 06, 2017

Our New Photo Project

Filmmaker and photographer Jeremy Power Regimbal and I have teamed up on film to capture everyday moments and faces at Kopila. Here are some of our favorites from this year. This was my first time shooting on film. I love how it captures the sparkle in the children's eyes. When I look at each of their faces, I see their human potential. It makes me want to freeze time and protect them and their futures and make the world better for them to grow up in.

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