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My sweet yet tough boy…, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I have boys. Two of them. Well, three if you count my husband. And I don’t know boys. I am often mystified and speechless. I think a lot. I wonder. I am constantly in search of balance. I don’t want to wimpify my boys, but yet, sensitivity is my main priority…so how to nurture, create, mold boys that grow to be strong, independent, stand up guys and also sensitive, sweet and thoughtful. I try to encourage both sides I guess. I embrace their “boyness” and their love of physical activity and rough-housing, and yet really encourage and foster their creative sides. So here is Jack, in a moment of balance. His tough boy side in a Batman costume, while painting and being thoughtful and sweet. I had to capture this fabulous moment 🙂

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I found this original poem that I wrote in ninth grade in 1992. 
Enthusiastic, caring, determined, happy.
Sister of Steve.
Lover of dancing, music and life.
Who feels that laughter is essential, boys make us crazy and life is too short.
Who needs money, love and MTV.
Who fears death, dishonest men and having a baby.
Who gives appreciation for life, love to those who love me and advice to those who want and accept it.
Who would like to see Paris, world peace and a world free of disease.
Resident of Burlington-the most boring town in America.
So funny. Maybe I should write an updated version–2005. Here goes:
Dreamer, creative, loving, content.
Mother to Jack.
Lover of great music, photography and scrapbooking.
Who feels that being a mom is the greatest gift, expressing creativity is essential, and there is no greater feeling than being true to oneself.
Who needs people to be honest, to be surrounded by friends and family as much as possible and to be busy.
Who fears death, freak accidents and cancer.
Who gives the benefit of the doubt, a shoulder to lean on and as much love and respect as others give me.
Who would like to see my children grown, my husband old, and as much of world as possible.
Resident of Burlington-STILL the most boring town in America.
And updated once again in January 2009:
Compassionate, open-minded, faithful, creative
Mama to Jack and Ben
Lover of  sewing, books, and online shopping.
Who feels that being a mom is STILL the greatest gift, that we must perservere through tough times and that the ultimate goal is to achieve peace in our hearts.
Who needs time to be creative, time to exercise, time to read, time to clean and most importantly time to play with my kids to feel successful in my day
Who fears dying young, losing my kids, and not being able to have more children
Who gives the benefit of the doubt, lots of hugs and kisses to my kids and an ear and shoulder to anyone who wants to talk
Who would like to see my boys be the best of friends, more children born to us, and Lily one more time
Resident, STILL, of Burlington …much less boring now that we have kids

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