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Posted: November 22, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

It feels like every day he becomes more adventurous, more daring, more confident. I feel so blessed that he is mine and that I get to watch him grow like this.

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Posted: November 15, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”


These days it’s near impossible to get a photo of him that isn’t blurry. He is constantly in motion, something he clearly gets from me, his mother-who-can’t-ever-sit-still. This will be one of those photos that he looks back on and says: “ahhh mooomm, why’d you have to share that one?”

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Posted: November 8, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”


I think that on the particularly hard days, it’s as though the universe knows that I need to see him fast asleep like this so that my heart can soften a little, and my cup of patience can be refilled. 

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Posted: November 1, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”


I’m not a big Halloween kind of person, but when you have children, a little piece of you suddenly remembers that the day is like as a child. While DJ was still too young to comprehend what was really happening, it was cute watching him run around as Superman, nonetheless.

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Posted: October 25, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”


It was such a natural moment, the way it came together. I turned the corner and there they were, reading together. I was thankful to have my camera nearby so that I could snap the photo before DJ even realized what I was doing. These days, if he sees the camera, he comes running for it.

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Posted: October 18, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”


I love catching these glimpses of what he’ll be like as a young boy. Moments like these: him on his couch with a snack, watching his favorite show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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Posted: October 11, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

He’s a climber these days. On the chairs, couches, stroller, stairs, fireplace ledge, everything and anything he can reach.

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Posted: October 4, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

Every so often we are given a glimpse of the young boy you will soon become, the things you will enjoy doing, the things that will both excite you and frustrate you. You’re growing so quickly before our eyes, dear DJ. Slow down a little, okay? 

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Posted: September 28, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

The truth is: you’ve been an immense challenge lately, and we seem to have many more frustrated moments than not. Let’s try to get through this stage with smiles on our faces, okay?

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Posted: September 21, 2014 by Rachel

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

While he certainly didn’t get it from me, his love for bananas is an endless source of entertainment. He loves holding them himself, and feeding them to everyone else.