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Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (2012)

Looking at the world we've brought our children into

Looking at the world we've brought our children into

Our daughter turned 4 last week. A big girl now, she announced that she would try to make her own bed in the morning and would learn (at some point this year) to unbuckle herself from her car seat. But she would not, under any circumstances, clean up her toys, because "that's boring."

To that, I had no response. All I could do was marvel at this opinionated little person who didn't even exist just an election cycle before.

In the four short years since she burst into being and changed my husband's and my world forever, the world also has changed.

Not long after Curveball joined our family in 2012, the U.S. inaugurated Barack Obama as president for the second...

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