Category Archives: motherhood

anxious summer

I’m always a bit of a nervous nelly. A little high strung. A little control-freak-y. But this summer, I seem to be *mostly* a nervous nelly. I am having an anxious, anxious summer. It’s not too clear to me why … Continue reading

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reading with the kids

The boys and I have been in a really good reading groove lately. 1. Poetry: In the mornings I like to make sure the boys are ready 5-10 minutes before their bus is due to pull up. This started in … Continue reading

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Road Trip with Kids

My mother was the master of the road trip. She would buy us little toys and coloring books and she kept them up at her feet in the front of the car. She’d distribute something new after meals to keep … Continue reading

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problem solving

Yesterday when the boys got off the bus, their bus matron was frazzled and told me that it’s not going well. Isaac wants to sit with Andrew and Andrew doesn’t want to sit with Isaac and she sits them separately … Continue reading

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ballet: an update

– We’re at the one month mark for ballet class. – He still loves it. – He’s not only the only boy in his class, but there are so few boys in this ballet school that the woman registering us … Continue reading

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Last night I got an email from the program administrator at the boys’ school. She needed help, this time with Andrew, and wanted to ask me for some ideas. And I pounced on the problem, opened Photoshop to set about … Continue reading

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new stage

Four weeks ago, the kids started school and I spent that first week VERY worried about what I was going to do with myself this year. I ended up doing little projects around the apartment that I’d been wanting to … Continue reading

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getting ready to get ready

we came home to a new oven! I christened it today with some crusty french bread. Welcome to our home, new oven. May you bring forth lots of goodness. I know that most of the country is already in back-to-school … Continue reading

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last cookies of the kitchen

and….we’re in! Well, ‘in’ in the sense that we were approved and the apartment is for us. We’ll be moving in early July, and these, my friends are my last cookies of this kitchen. This morning I realized that this … Continue reading

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the sibling effect

Isaac just turned five. (It seems to be what I’ve mostly been blogging about! tired of it yet? this’ll be the last post…promise!) When Andrew turned five, my heart broke. It up and shattered on me. It was the first … Continue reading

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