Category Archives: family

An Ode to the 2nd Grade Gods

Hear me, O Keepers of the #2 pencil. As you roar into view, earth trembling beneath bright-yellow wheels. I am still not ready: I cannot deliver her up to the yawning mouth of your folding, screeching door… Listen, O you … Continue reading

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The slippery slope…or, The Greening

I suppose it all started with antropologa. She was the troublesome one who started asking questions: “Are you going to circumcise if you have a boy?” “What kind of diapers will you use?” I don’t think anyone had ever asked … Continue reading

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I’ve come to the point where I’m beginning to think about blogging more. Things got so out of hand after the birth of #3, perhaps understandably so, but it seems like I’ve needed the time to rethink and examine and … Continue reading

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…reading a lot on my Kindle. Thank God for a perceptive hubby who knew how much I totally wanted it, despite my comic shamming that I didn’t. Currently: The Tiger’s Wife, The Fellowship of the Ring (a yearly revisit), and … Continue reading

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Loved this today. What would YOU have on your sign?

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– FALL! Can you stand it??? Breaking out the winter clothes is always so satisfying, for some reason. Scarves! Boots! Long coats that look dramatic in the wind! -Stalker student is baaaaaaack….administration taking legal steps. -O Hell….thy name is research … Continue reading

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Notes from the front

…or the trenches, or the demilitarized zone… Why is moving such a shock to the system? I have felt more tired and sore than I have since…well, the last time we moved. I wake up 5-6 times a night, struggling … Continue reading

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