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Of Wasps and Words and Other Things

August 22, 2013

Today Serena clamored out of the lake and said, “A warm towel! A warm towel!” as she wrapped herself in fluffy goodness. Then she paused and said, “Mama, was there ever a time when there weren’t towels? When towels hadn’t been invented yet?” “Yes,” I said. “What did people do to dry off then?” she [...]

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Gratitude Project: Home

September 7, 2010

The gratitude project has flown by, and is coming into its home stretch. Rather than writing about my gratitude here every day as I’d planned (and usually do), I’ve found myself lulled into almost complete silence by a season on introspection. Introspection which has not, to put it mildly, been centered on gratitude for the [...]

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The Gentle Reentry

September 7, 2010

Came home from Maine late Wednesday night. We actually rolled into the driveway around 2 a.m. The less said about our frantic exit from that idyllic cabin the better. [Aside: Dear charming neighbors who rented the place for your relatives to visit Labor Day weekend, I am sorry about the mess. We totally wanted to [...]

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The Indigo Girls Rock My Baby’s World

August 2, 2010

We hit the ground running: we went to an Indigo Girls concert last night, about 15 hours after getting home from Argentina. Both girls slept through it. It was adorable, but I may tease Rio for 20 years for sleeping through the show we flew home a few days early for her to go to. [...]

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Best Misadventure Ever

July 23, 2010

We spent yesterday traipsing around downtown Buenos Aires, having the best misadventure of our trip. Plan A: Martin takes Ian and some of the older cousins to an art museum downtown, while I stay home with the girls. Except it was a beautiful day, and the kids were going stir crazy. So… Plan B: We [...]

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Around The Sun, I’ve Gone Again

July 23, 2010

I’ve now made 32 trips around the sun, riding along this bright planet. Had the most wonderful birthday. If this year has begun as it will continue, I’m in for one of the best years of my life. The day started with sleeping in late, a hot shower and a delicious breakfast. A decadently large [...]

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The “Yes” Man

July 13, 2010

What would you ask your husband, if you knew he’d say yes? Momlogic just ran an article about a guy who said yes to everything his wife asked of him for a month. That’s a little “toys in the attic” crazy for me, but the idea was cute. My husband and I just turned it [...]

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Happy 3rd Birthday, Serena Rose!

July 12, 2010

My baby is three. Her birthday was actually on Friday, July 9, which is also the Argentine independence day. We spent the whole day having a BBQ in the backyard. Argentine’s are simply mad about BBQ. They all (at least, all the affluent houses in this neighborhood), have these huge hand-built brick BBQ ovens in [...]

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What To Do In Buenos Aires?

July 6, 2010

So far, our days in Argentina have been all about getting our bearings. We’ve gone for long slow walks around the neighborhood. Played along the riverfront. Spent time with family. Taken naps. Shopped for a few essentials we neglected to pack, or discovered we needed after arriving. It’s been exhausting, just landing here. We’re on [...]

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Breastfeeding Your 5-yr-old

June 2, 2010
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I have finally chewed through Ann Sinnott’s wonderful, dense book on extended breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Older Children. She calls it sustained breastfeeding. A better term really, since it’s only “extended” from the POV of our stressed modern lives where children are typically breastfed for a few months if at all. Sinnott interviewed hundreds of women all [...]

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