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I’m back. I’m fat. Get used to it.

So, I haven’t done this in a while. Like, you know, not for a big company. And so much has changed since we last spoke. So much. But I’d rather not go into it all right at this moment on

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Posted in baby center, life

Book reviews based on my terrible memory

I’ve missed writing about books. I’ve had a stellar summer and fall, reading-wise, and it’s reignited something in me. I’m always an avid reader (which is why I married a bookstore guy—he keeps me awash in my drug of choice),

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Posted in books, literary life

I’m over here!

Thank you for stopping by. As it turns out, I am finding it difficult to keep up two blogs. But please, stay here a while. Peruse. I’ll be posting here on occasion. So you should keep checking back. In the

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Posted in baby center, writing life

That’s BAgina to you, buddy

Oliver has been really into taking photographs lately. Recently, while at Yosemite, the Mister and I asked him to take one of us with a view of the valley behind. He snapped this: Then looked at it and said, “I

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Posted in motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

Where I answer nearly all your questions and survive house guests

A couple of things: I am not dead. I am blogging for Baby Center four times a week and getting ready to take a red-eye to the east coast for a little family vacation. And those two things, along with

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Posted in Etsy, kids scripts, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie, travel

It pays to sit around in your underwear blogging

The last time we met, my family and I were about to go camping and I promised some exciting news upon my return. Well, I’m back. And here’s the news: I am now a blogger for Baby Center’s Momformation channel

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Posted in camping, Etsy, motherhood, writing life

Family Camping: Take III

It’s 6 am and I am up baking biscuits. They are from a can, but still, it is nearly impossible to express how unlike me this is. In my natural state I sleep until 9 and go out for brunch.

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Posted in camping, family, twins, vacation

The pediatric ward hosts a feminist princess party

I don’t know that I’ve ever been so happy to see my funky little house, bread crumbs on the floor and all. Oh joy, hallway rug that slips and burbles. Oh joy, broken soap dispenser and crowded bathroom sink. Helloo,

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Posted in illness, motherhood

I am also, in my way, grateful for Joan Rivers

I, like Joan Rivers (have you seen the documentary? It’s surprisingly good), believe there is humor to be found in absolutely everything. Your husband committed suicide (as Joan’s did)? There’s a zinger in there somewhere. Lost your job? That one’s

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Posted in illness, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

Why can’t I be more like Angelina Jolie?

My kids are never sick (knock on wood, throw salt and turn around three times). Except for now. Maggie has been home with a fever all week, poor thing. What this means, in addition to way too much screen time,

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Posted in life, motherhood, writing life