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In with the same old.

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Welcome 2013. I have a handful of goals on the horizon, but as far as resolutions go, I always have the same one: I’m going to live the life I sing about in my song.

On record:

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All day long Tom and I have been walking past each other and saying “Seven!” and then shaking our heads in disbelief. Seven! Ella is seven! I don’t remember anything from being two, and very little about being five, but … Continue reading

Cricket is five.

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Five years ago I gave birth to a force of nature. My Alice, my Cricket, she has pushed me, and pulled me, and made me laugh every single day of her life. She sobbed into my chest last night that … Continue reading

DITL 11/26/12 – The very sleep edition.

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My friend Jen mentioned that she was doing a DITL on Monday  and I offered to join her. A fairly boring day, but most DITL’s are, because (spoiler!) my life is kind of boring. ~~~ Good morning. I guess. Zzzzzzzz. I … Continue reading

Excuses and platitudes

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Oh bloggy blog, I swear I have not forgotten you. Between Facebook being so much faster to access, and this blog install being buggy, I have been discouraged from blogging in the last few months. I keep thinking I will … Continue reading

DITL, the overdue birth story version.

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When I started this DITL, I had assumed it would be a record of the day Penny was born. Instead, it was the day I was taught a lesson in patience. I have been sitting on these pictures, unsure whether … Continue reading

A blurred vision.

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Most of the time I am okay with it, the fact that we will never have a son. I am so in love with our little family of four girls that it seems obvious that we were always supposed to … Continue reading


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Ella overheard Tom and I talking about a potential move* this morning, and was agahst. “I don’t want to move. I like our house. I like my school.” I remembered suddenly how hard it was to move as a kid. … Continue reading

Counting the infinitesimal.

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“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimal of pleasurable and genial feeling.” Samuel Coleridge This summer … Continue reading

To do list: 1) Start list. CHECK. 2) Pat yourself on the back.

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It’s been quiet around here, but not because I don’t have anything to say. It turns out that having four children is a lot of work; more so when you are a crazy lady and think “Homeschooling! That sounds fun and easy!” Wait … Continue reading