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When I’m Seven

Annabel turns seven on Sunday! She’s such an fantastic little kid who gets more and more amazing every year. She keeps us entertained and on our toes! Just like when she turned five and six, I’ve been writing down all the things she’s said will happen when she turns seven. She’s going to have a busy…

Teach Your Children Well

As you may or may not know, we live in the community I grew up in. It’s an extremely safe city, with just about every resource that you could want in suburbia. Great hospitals, excellent schools, a fantastic park system, you name it. As a product of this community and its schools, I know that…

Good Boy

My brother is at a film festival this week, so we are taking care of his dog, Yoshi, while he’s gone. We spent the day yesterday preparing and adjusting the house to temporarily have two dogs, but I actually should have prepped for three because apparently James is a dog now. Schuyler and Yoshi have met a couple…

Surfing Sunday 01.15

We have finally settled back into the school routine. Over the next few weeks we’ll start adding after-school activities (basketball and gymnastics/hip hop for James, chorus and softball for Annabel) and then we’ll be completely back to “normal life.” We’re also getting a break in the rain this week (such a strange thing to type…

Do What Makes You Happy

During the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, I saw a lot of chatter online about being overwhelmed by the spectacle holidays have become. Not so much in the “Christmas starting in October” way (I am firmly against that), but in an, “Every holiday is celebrated to the hilt with a ton of handmade goodies” kind…

Puppy Love

It seems hard to believe, but we’ve had Schuyler for about four weeks now. She’s a very good, very playful puppy who learns very quickly. She’s completely paper trained, and now that she’s twelve weeks old she has the go-ahead from the vet to potty train outside (now we just need the weather to cooperate). Hopefully…

Surfing Sunday 01.08

James starts back at school tomorrow and omg, I hear trumpets just TYPING those words. I couldn’t love that kid more, but he NEEDS that routine back in his life. And I do, too! Those kid-free hours are vital to my sanity and make me a better parent…plus I need that time to get work…

(You Drive Me) Crazy

One of the many, many perks of having Mike on vacation from work is that his car is available for me to use. It’s nice to be able to leave the house and zip around town in a car that isn’t overrun with kid gear and car seats. While he was home over winter break, I…

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