Calling All Storks!

I was just back from the gym and needed to shower before taking Annie Bea to school this morning. To keep her occupied, I turned to Netflix. Me: Ok, what do you want to watch? Annie: Barbie! Me: Uh uh.…

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Charades

Most nights we play a game with the kids. Usually it’s Guess Who or Freeze Dance but lately it’s been Twister. There’s nothing better than seeing your kid’s tiny little leg try to stretch four feet over to the red…

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Shonah Tovah

It’s Rosh Hashanah. My husband is Jewish. My kids are half Jewish. And I just make the matzo balls. But it’s days like this when I find myself feeling waves of guilt and confusion. Jason and I have yet to…

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Say Cheese

Went to the Children’s Museum last weekend. Got this great picture of Annie Bea and some woman’s ass.             Meanwhile, Grady was operating the checkout line. His first customer bought a giant turkey, like 5…

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The Gym

If I ever want to see my husband in shoes again, we’ll have to move to Minneapolis or Anchorage. Jason loves flip flops. He wears them to work. He wears them to dinner parties. He wears them to do yard…

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How Does My Garden Grow?

When you have kids, you have to do things you don’t want to do. You just have to. You have to read the same bedtime book over and over. You have to brush Barbie’s knotted, ratty hair. You have to search…

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Life & Emotions

Overheard this conversation between Grady and Annie Bea this morning: Grady: And your brain is the most important organ because it’s in charge of all the other organs. But your heart pumps blood so you don’t die. Annie Bea: I…

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Anchovies

One of the best things about being a working mom is that you get to wear real clothes and eat real food. While standing in line at Fresh Market – wearing my cute fabric shoes and killer Anthropologie pants –…

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Be thoughtful.

A quiet post reflecting on what happened 16 years ago today. I hope people can learn to be more thoughtful. All of the cyber bullying, marching for a cruel purpose, denying anyone the right to be who they are, turning…

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Soccer Cones

Apparently we don’t pick up Hammy’s poop in the backyard anymore. We just set up a few soccer cones and that’s that.