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The Ingrate Gatsby

I don’t have a whole lot of cute Xmas pictures to share of my children’s delight at Santa’s efforts, or the joy of opening the most amazing toys ever.  Don’t get me wrong:  Santa did his best, and the gifts … Continue reading

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As the Girl Turns

We’re amping up for Stella’s 3rd birthday party.  I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already.  It’s also a welcome distraction from my own looming birthday. Oui Oui had the fantastic idea of going to a local farm for her … Continue reading

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One Shoe Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Will’s evolution as a father has been so cool to watch.  I still vividly remember how nervous he was around any kid, and I think it’s safe to say his terror of newborns ran way deeper than mine.  He must … Continue reading

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Croc Circle?

Maybe it was the spirit of New Years Eve that moved her.  I have no other explanation for it other than some neurotransmitter fired in an exceptional way deep deep in the recesses of a 2 year old’s brain.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Hail to the (Mis)Chief (not a political blog)

We seem to be experiencing a renaissance around here – a golden age of mischief.  My darling daughter is becoming quite the scamp.  Instead of this being the usual sigh-and-roll-your-eyes kid stuff – the poop in the tub variety – … Continue reading

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Home on the Strange

When I glance around my house, I have a cookie balanced on the remaining fencing between the living room and vomitorium.  There is a plastic dragonfly on the back of my couch1.  On my nightstand there is a toy tambourine … Continue reading

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Battlescar Sciatica

For a few weeks after our beach trip, I had awful sciatic pain.  I would wake up and feel as if my left hip were about to buckle and my leg fall off.  Fortunately, that abruptly and completely went away.  … Continue reading

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Red(neck) Dawn

My kid’s shoes don’t fit.  Well, at least her sandals don’t.  She has transitioned from a toddler 7 to an 8.  The problem?  All of her summer shoes are 7s.  We have some closed, fall/winter shoes in 8, but no … Continue reading

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I Pink, Therefore I Am

My regular readers will know that since “pronoun day” (the day we had Stella’s anatomy scan and I found out her gender), I have had some mixed feelings about gender issues and raising a girl.  When I prepped her nursery, … Continue reading

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If the shoe fits…

I really didn’t make her wear shoes too much until she was walking well, as A) the doctor said not to, bare feet being best and all, and B) it was warm and there just wasn’t a point.  Still, I … Continue reading

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