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Joy Lane Happenings — Celebrate Family

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I don’t know if it’s possible to be brave when you’re 9 months old, but it certainly feels that way. At Emma’s December Doctor’s appointment, we asked about a little head nod she kept doing, which we first noticed in a video of her saying, “Da Da.” Our doctor said it was probably nothing, but after consulting with another doctor, wanted us to have it checked out right away, just a few days before Christmas. They were concerned she was having seizures. After driving through a snowstorm for a consultation with a neurologist, we scheduled an EEG for the day...

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Marriage is Hard in this Season

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Marriage is hard in this season. The other day I woke up at six, and Makayla, our five-year-old, was lying on the bed about a foot away staring at me (I wonder how long she was there??). I told her to go back to bed, and forty minutes later, I woke up again from Kelsey’s eye lashes against my eyelids. She’s three and doesn’t have Makayla’s sense of personal space. I opened my eyes, and her eyeballs were the only thing I could see, which is a an unsettling way to wake up. And so, it goes. Gone are the...

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Running a Business with Kids

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Running a Business with Kids

The lights shut off, and for the fifteenth time, everyone in the audience heard our indignant two-year-old exclaim, “Hey! I can’t see!” We were at Makayla’s ballet recital and her dance wasn’t until Act III. I’d woken up around five in the morning to setup the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market and was delighted that Ali, our intrepid employee, could take over for me so that I could attend. I picked up a bouquet of flowers (complete with asparagus, because Omniflora Farm bouquets are the coolest) and arrived at the school in time to meet Katy and carry in Emma, who was...

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Your Favorite Christmas Tradition 20 Years From Now

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Your Favorite Christmas Tradition 20 Years From Now

This is the best tradition you can give your kids. Every year since I was born my parents have given me a Christmas ornament that had something to do with what happened that year. Our Christmas tree was 14′ tall, so there was plenty of room for all the ornaments and each of the kids had our own box of ornaments, which we had to hang ourselves. For awhile, this was just something nice we did, one more present under the tree, another tradition. But now my memories from those years have begun to fade. We’ve moved away from our family...

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Phew, Where Did the Fall Go?

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Phew, Where Did the Fall Go?

Most of the leaves have fallen and we find ourselves talking about who’s making the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Looking back over this fall, it was one of the best. Our favorite memories were… Exploring New Places: training to be Batman being a captain visiting the "ocean park" taking the time to ponder Passing on Favorite Traditions: picking apples going for picnics Anytime We Were Together: being sisters a final, windy day at Rye harbor trying to take a family picture being goofballs Anytime We Slept: Have a Great Thanksgiving!!! What are your favorite fall memories? Comment and tell us...

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