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I'm in Chicago! As I mentioned earlier, I got in last night, just in time for my friend Chad's birthday party. I was up 'til 3 AM (4 AM NYC time) and I woke up at... 5:45, because that's what time I wake up at home. And so I got dressed to go for a [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

I shared this photo on Instagram the other day and wrote: "I want to freeze time right here, just like this." Drew had just given Jackson a bath, as he does almost every night, and I was out on the terrace squeezing in a little more work before my energy for the day finally gave [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! I'm excited about this weekend because it's the first one all month that we don't have any plans (other than Jack's Sunday morning basketball class), which means we can do whatever we want. I'm toying with the idea of dragging Drew and Jackson to the beach early tomorrow morning. Without a car, [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1sob8iICHw Three things: 1. Tuesday night I was sitting out on our terrace drinking a glass of wine. Drew was at his father's place, Jackson was asleep. Simone and Miles were sitting outside with me. After a really hot afternoon, it was the perfect summer evening — warm, maybe 74 degrees, with a light breeze. [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5yQkVJ2-g4 I heard this song, "Sing to Me," on NPR's "All Songs Considered" the other day and I've already played it like 79 times. I like everything about it, including the title which makes me think of Jackson because every night, as he goes to bed, he says, "Sing to me?" Last night I tried [...]

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We've been in Springfield, Missouri, since Tuesday evening visiting my parents. We're here until tomorrow and then we'll all drive to St. Louis for a couple days to visit our extended family there. It's thunder-stormed most of our visit, which is a drag, so we've had a lot of down time at my parents' house [...]

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Tomorrow! Tomorrow is the first DW cross-country virtual meetup between San Diego and New York. If you are in or close to either of those places this weekend, go to the meetups, make some new friends, and bask in the glory of late spring wonder. I'll be holding down court in Sheep Meadow in Central [...]

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Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9k2D9y5gNs&feature=youtu.be Happy Memorial Day weekend (at least to my American readers). Since many of you will be BBQ-ing and picnic-ing and eating hotdogs and potato salad, I thought I'd offer you a recipe for a delicious drink that will help wash it all down. The beauty of this Watermelon Lemonade is that it can be [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! I took this photo of Jackson and me in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on our way to gardening class Wednesday morning. I was trying to get some of the beautiful flowers in bloom in the shot, but I obviously failed. I did succeed, however, in highlighting our matching shirts. As I mentioned [...]

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There are several ways I can always score mom points with Jackson no matter what: take him out for ice cream; let him watch TV; give him a cookie/lollipop/some other thing he probably shouldn't have too often. Then, there are several ways that I can usually score mom points but not necessarily always: take him [...]

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I snapped this picture this morning as Jackson and I were leaving our neighborhood playground, where I spend approximately 2/3 of my waking life and Jackson spends about 3/4 of his. The trees are blooming throughout Brooklyn and today was one of those perfect weather days — we get about 10 or 15 a year [...]

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Well, this was a week from hell and I'm so glad it's over. Hope your week was better and hope you all have a wonderful spring weekend!!

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We went to a farm today in Queens — the oldest running farm in New York state, I think. We fed goats (and sheep and an alpaca). Now I'm tired, which has as much to do with chasing my little animal around the farm as it does with hitting the vino a little too hard [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28k_SSOAUrA "Mad Men" starts up again on Sunday!!! To prepare, Drew and I have been re-watching the entire previous season, and now I'm more excited than a kid on Christmas Eve (if you don't have time to re-watch previous episodes, this is a great re-cap to remind you of where we left things when last [...]

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Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was good. For the last three weeks, Jackson's babysitter has been working an extra morning, which was especially helpful for the two weeks straight that Jackson didn't nap because I would not have had much time to work otherwise. And then this week Jackson not only started napping [...]

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