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If They Are the Devil’s Spawn, That Makes Me…

  They look like nice, normal kids. But don’t be fooled.  I’ve resisted writing much about my kidlets since I started this blog again. I sort of had my fill of the parenting navel gazing while I was at Baby

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Posted in baby center, kids, life, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie, Uncategorized

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

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

If mom folds five loads of laundry, goes grocery shopping, washes dishes, and bathes the children and nobody is there to see it, did it really happen?

Before we get started you should know that the Mister is out of town for a week and I am not at my best. This was my bedtime conversation with Oliver, who is very upset, missing his dad, and having

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Posted in kids scripts, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie

Martha Stewart is the devil on my shoulder

A few days ago, as I was artfully sticking my homemade “Please take me home” stickers on the gift bags I put together for my children’s fourth birthday party, I had a familiar feeling. I was sort of enjoying myself,

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Posted in home design, life, literary life, motherhood

Why not just practice the rhythm method and see what happens?

from here A lot of my friends are currently trying to decide whether or not to have a second baby. Actually, they are writhing in a sort of tortured late ’30s angst trying to decide whether to have a second

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Posted in life, motherhood, twins