juggling act

march 2030
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(Schehl Household Profile)
Elise (32 years), Peter (30 years), Irina (1 1/2 years)

narrated by: Elise

Our nanny, Lexi arrives in the morning while I’m struggling to reheat dinner for breakfast. I still haven’t gotten the hang of parenting, housekeeping, and work. It’s this juggling act that apparently I’m not cut out to do. Thankfully Lexi is very gracious over my messes and even helps clean up while I’m gone.

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march birthdays 2030

march 2030

Ella Carver celebrates her eighteenth birthday with a trip to EU. She hasn’t decided yet if she will attend next fall, but she’s pretty positive she will be accepted. She takes her final SAT test this spring, and then she will need to make her decision.

Her sister, Marisol didn’t come to the tour. They’ve never been very close, and Cesar hasn’t been successful in his attempts to bring them together. Manny came though, he’s always been Ella’s cheerleader, and the most akin to her and their late Mom.

Both of the men in her life are really pumped at the idea of college for Ella.

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our greatest joy

march 2030

The hospital had scheduled Paloma’s induction for five am, which meant that they had to rise well before the sun. The trees were beginning to blossom and bud, and it felt right with Paloma to be entering the season of rebirth with the delivery of her twins.

Her family knew of the induction, and actually beat her to the hospital. Her sister, Linnea had come in the night before from EU, and despite Paloma insisting that she’d call as soon as the babies arrived, they came to wait.

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trusting in us

february 2030
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(Woodfolk Household Profile)
Mandy McCarthy (84 years), Hazel Woodfolk (47 years), Jude (46 years), Monroe (16 years), Roman (14 years)

The boys were in high school, and with Hazel’s Mom living with them, it made sense to downsize. Hazel loved living right off Lincoln Park, that it took waiting before the perfect house became available. It was a two-story, but much more spacious for holidays and hosting, which was very important to Hazel and Mandy.

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another string to your bow

february 2030
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Michael Abbott (30 years), Lainey Grimsley (28 years), Silas Abbott (2 years)

narrated by: Lainey

We got news that our aquarium was awarded the research funding that we requested. It meant two whole months outdoors on the ocean side of Audubon Island, exploring, tagging, really getting our hands dirty. I was listed as Lead Researcher which meant that Avery could help, but she’d have to take my orders and continue to run the aquarium.

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february birthdays 2030

february 2030

Isaiah and Maeve Gavigan’s daughter, Margot turns one the day before they sign on their new house out in Millwood.

They are both eager to give Margot a sibling, and their two bedroom apartment didn’t fit their needs anymore. Maeve is saddened to leave Margot’s nursery behind for some new tenant to paint over. Isaiah has promised that the new house will make an even better nursery.

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strong coffee

january 2030
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(Krouse Household Profile)
Marshal Krouse (40 years), Lorelei (36 years), Penelope (4 years), Otto (1 year)

Otto turned one earlier this month and life had gotten much easier. Sure, he got into mischief, but he could speak better, move if he was uncomfortable. If he wanted a banana, he could actually let her know.

However, he still kept wonky sleeping hours and would randomly wake the household with his screams.

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