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It’ll Eat Away At Me…..

After picking up Claire from arboretum camp: Me: So did you have fun today, sweet girl? Claire (6yrs): …..Uh…..kind of… Me: Awe, what wasn’t so great about it? Claire: A boy in my class said some mean things to me…. It ….. it hurt my heart. Me: Oh no! I’m so sorry! Did you tell […]


It’s NOT Fair: Gender Issues….

From our conversation during the car-ride home: Claire (6yrs): <enraged, nostrils flaring, voice raised> Mom, you know what’s NOT FAIR about boys and girls?!! Me: <oh no, did some boy tell her today that girls can’t love dragons?> What, sweet girl? Claire: Girls can wear BOTH dresses and pants, but boys can wear ONLY pants. […]


Proper Equipment to Fight

Claire (6yrs): Mom, my birthday is coming up. Me: Yup. Claire: And it might be time for you to start visiting toy stores. You know, to scope them out. For me. Me: Uh huh. Mental note taken. Claire: Because, you see, picking out the right gifts for a growing girl is a serious matter. Me: […]



At the butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science: Holly´╗┐: Annalise, do you like butterflies? [excited] Annalise (3yrs): [looks around quizzically at the hundreds of beautiful butterflies twittering about; then she forms a slightly unimpressed frown, and answers, thoughtful yet decidedly] No. I just like caterpillars. Holly: O_o

Claire red dress

A Little About Claire

Written August 27, 2011 Five years ago today at 6:30am, my whole world was changed, when my first child, my baby girl Claire Elizabeth Hemati, was born. I consider it an honor to be her mother and help her to grow into all that God made her to be. In case you didn’t know, Claire […]