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These two people make my heart explode every single day.

(yes, sometimes, my head, too)

Linking this with Julie and Greta!



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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • July 18, 2012 Asianmommy

    Aww…how sweet!
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  • July 18, 2012 Kerstin

    Too cute!
    Also – I think you and I have the exact same couch – the same color and fabric for sure!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      You mean you own a browny-supposed-to-look-like-grey couch?

  • July 18, 2012 Jessica

    I know the feeling.
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  • July 18, 2012 Sandra

    They are adorable. May your heart explode like fireworks for them always! =)
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      That might be too much for my poor heart 🙂

  • July 18, 2012 Julie

    You linked up with us! Awwwww. It’s like getting a visit from royalty. 🙂

    Scrumplet looks to be a bit of a flirt next to Monkey’s seriousness.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Royalty you say? You’re too kind! (and meh but that would be rude, heh)

      I think Scrumps is definitely going to be flirtatious. He gives me a gummy melt-your-heart smile every single morning.

  • July 18, 2012 Susi

    Adorable. I can understand why they make your heart explode!!!
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  • July 18, 2012 Kimberly

    Why does it look like monkey is trying to strangle scrumplet?
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Haha! Subconscious thing?

  • July 18, 2012 Greta

    Haha, I get that sentiment exactly. They are so, so handsome!

    Thanks for linking up with us, Alison!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you! And of course!

  • July 18, 2012 Erin

    So sweet!
    It’s reassuring to know I’m not the only parent who feels that way about her children.

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I think we ALL feel that way about our children 🙂

  • July 18, 2012 angela

    They are so sweet! And yes, heart & head exploding. That’s it exactly 🙂
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  • July 18, 2012 AnnMarie

    Love this picture. It looks like Scrumplet is up to something. 🙂 So much love…
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      He does, doesn’t he???

  • July 18, 2012 Courtney Kirkland

    This is the sweetest!
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  • July 18, 2012 Barbara

    Just beautiful! There is something magical about brothers.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      There is!

  • July 18, 2012 Co-Pilot Mom

    I love brother cuddle pictures. (I have a few around here, too.)
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Cannot. Get. Enough.

  • July 18, 2012 Maggie S.

    Too precious.
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  • July 18, 2012 Katie E

    So sweet – I love sibling photos!

  • July 18, 2012 Mark

    I can see why!
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  • July 18, 2012 sarah

    They are just toooo cute. I completely understand the heart exploding thing 🙂
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      And the head exploding? 🙂

  • July 18, 2012 Kristen

    I don’t know how you get any writing done. They are so cute that I would just stare at them all day. 😉
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Hah! I write when they’re both asleep. 🙂

  • July 18, 2012 Jessica

    *love* this. It’s amazing what a heart can take; who knew love could be so big?!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I did not!

  • July 18, 2012 Jackie

    They’re adorable though! How can all that cuteness make your head explode? LOL!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      The cuteness makes my heart explode. The head thing? Is when they drive me crazy 🙂 Don’t be fooled by those faces!

  • July 18, 2012 Kimberly

    I want to eat them up.

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Monkey Burger!! Scrumpley Nuggets!

  • July 18, 2012 Natalie

    So cute! I love them.
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  • July 18, 2012 Jenni Chiu

    Yes – head and heart.
    The whole brother thing is turning out to be pretty cool over here too.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      It’s so awesome.

  • July 18, 2012 Natalie

    Oh my too much sweetness! Little brother has grown so much!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      I know, nearly 2 1/2 months old already!

  • July 19, 2012 Stasha

    Melting here Alison. They are too cute. TOO CUTE!!

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Fat cheeks tend to make kids look cute 😉

  • July 19, 2012 tracy

    Awww, they are so dang sweet. xo
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Monkey for Astrid yes?

  • July 19, 2012 My Inner Chick

    B E A U T I F U L.

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  • July 19, 2012 Kir

    oh my heart, that is the cutest picture (I mean of the ones you published today)

    brothers are just amazing aren’t they??? I am so glad I get to see it everyday.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      We are certainly lucky, Kir!

  • July 19, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    SOOO sweet!! They are such cuties. Glad they make your heart explode more than your head 😉
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  • July 19, 2012 Katie

    I will never get tired of brother pictures. Ever.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Me neither. I try to take one every day!

  • July 19, 2012 Janice

    Oh my goodness. They are growing up so fast right before our eyes! I love how Scrumplet’s holding Monkey’s arm. *love*
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Scrumps ADORES Monkey.

  • July 19, 2012 Kristen

    I love that picture. I know EXACTLY what you mean. Those 3 kids are my heart. I have no idea what I did before I had them… How did I ever understand love?
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Yes, exactly!

  • July 19, 2012 Sandra

    Love that you said “heart” and “head” explode. I love that there’s the sweetness and the sour in there. That is real life! Love you for that!

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes, it is real indeed. Sometimes, one more than the other!

  • Stop it with the cute baby pictures. My ovaries are rebelling against the IUD…

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  • July 19, 2012 Lady Jennie

    What a heart-melt those two are!

    I’ve been reading through your posts trying to catch up (sorry about the baby pics) and then saw your tweet you’re changing your blog name? Can’t wait to see what that’s all about! 😉

    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Yes I am! Outgrown MWT. New blog to go live in a few days! (hopefully)

  • July 20, 2012 Mirjam

    Your boys are just beautiful.
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  • July 20, 2012 Jessica

    I love that shot! So sweet!
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  • July 20, 2012 adrienne

    Girl, you make some adorable babies!
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thank goodness I’m good at something.

  • July 20, 2012 Tonya

    Perfectly put! I can’t wait for Lucas to have a sibling and watch their relationship bloom.

    Lovely photo.
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    • July 20, 2012 Alison

      And the day will soon come. xo

  • July 21, 2012 Christine

    OMG LOVE this picture! I love when the big brother tries to hold and cuddle with the little one and the little one is just splayed out funny across the bigger ones legs and the bigger looks like he’s going to strangle the little one but really he’s just trying to hold on. Love.
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    • July 21, 2012 Alison

      Yes, what you said!

  • July 22, 2012 Charlotte

    *sniff* so beautiful, this picture! Big brother and little brother sharing a moment must make your heart swell. XOXO
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  • July 25, 2012 Galit Breen

    Oh stunning boys, stunning love. xo
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