10 things I remember about kindergarten

My oldest starts kindergarten this week. Since most of my clear memories of childhood start at around age five, I’ve been thinking about what she’ll remember about this year. This big day. I’m sure it won’t be the things I’m fretting over that she’ll remember. The world through her eyes is different, necessarily, than it […]

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side by side sibling photos: 3, 4 and 5 months

I’m only about four months behind on putting together these little photo collages, which isn’t bad as compared to some other projects I’m behind on. Since baby girl turns 6 months this weekend (WHAT.), it’s maybe now or never with these last few side-by-side comparisons. I vote now, if only so I can feel I […]

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the earth never stops turning (a preschool retrospective)

The earth never stops turning, you said on the way to school. The last day of school. Your last day of preschool. It was like you knew I would come home and write about it and so probably you should say something profound in the car on the way. So typically you, my cooperator, my […]

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a wish for the new moms in my life (and everywhere)

I have a couple of really close friends who are pregnant for the first time, and today over at The Happiest Home I wrote them a little letter. Here’s a little bit of the post: For just an instant I marveled at the vast distance between that new mom that I was and the one […]

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about 110 things I’ve been working on lately, plus baby pictures

Oh hey hi. I’ve got a little list of unrelated updates and things to click on for your reading pleasure, should you choose to follow me around the internet… …and should you not care at all about these updates, you can skim right on down to the end for some gratuitous cuteness and I’ll never […]

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side by side sibling photos – 1 month and 2 months!

Obviously, I love the side-by-side sibling comparisons. And side-by-side photo collages in general. Here are the babes at two months. Please disregard my atrocious photography with the first two kiddos – this youngest baby might get gypped in some areas (what baby book?), but her photographs will be the best by far (thank you, big-girl […]

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Did you do something new today?

Did you do something new today? Something that yesterday you couldn’t do, or wouldn’t do? Something that tomorrow will seem easy and unremarkable but today…today it’s a big deal. Something that took every corner of your mind, body and self to muster the strength to do? Something that felt ugly and awkward to attempt, but […]

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Closet Nursery: Complete!

Well, it’s about time we wrapped up this here little home-improvement series, I think. Because I am many things, but a DIY blogger is NOT one of them. And because the inhabitant of the closet nursery is now 7 weeks old. And because there is a huge bag of clothes in the closet nursery that […]

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the things I’m not doing

All around me I see evidence of the things I’m not doing. The dog has been barking at the back door for 20 minutes and I’m not letting her in because her paws are muddy and I can’t wipe them off because I’m holding the baby. The kids’ noses are runny and I let them […]

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Roses, Chocolate, Wine & Kisses (a mother’s Valentine’s Day)

Wishing my fellow mamas – especially some special kindred spirits who are also in newbornland these days – a day filled with roses, chocolate, wine and kisses… …where ROSES are the kind printed on a terrycloth handmedown sleeper, size NB but not for long, destined for spit-up before 9am. …where CHOCOLATE is swiped in secret […]

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