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I took this picture yesterday afternoon, but really, it could have been any day that Joanie and I pick up Jackson from school. The kids (and teachers) always swarm around Joanie and she (usually) is happy to have the attention. The one thing I hear more than anything from people who see her out and [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! How was your week? Mine was a little bit of a mixed bag, but I'd say the balance swung more toward "good" than not good. The weather improved over last week (really, there was no place to go but up in that regard), so that was nice. And we had three wonderful [...]

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This weekend is Mother's Day and, as usual, I am looking forward to an egg sandwich in bed, maybe an afternoon nap, and not cooking for anyone. I told Drew he doesn't have to plan a thing — as long as I get my egg sandwich, a nap, and a day free of cooking and [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! It's 9:30 in the morning as I write this, it's blue skies and full sun outside, and it's going up to the mid-60s. I can hear Joanie stirring from her morning nap, so I'm going to get her up and get her dressed and we're going to go out and enjoy this [...]

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Oh, what a week! Among other small annoyances, Drew did indeed get jury duty (for two weeks) and has been home late a couple nights this week. But the silver lining is that he LOVES it; I seriously haven't seen him this excited about something since the last time the Yankees were playing well and [...]

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A friend of mine had a baby a couple weeks ago and, when I held her for the first time, I couldn't believe that Joanie — and Jackson, too! — had once been so small (smaller, even). I passed the kids' pediatrician's office a few days ago and popped in to make a wellness appointment [...]

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I'm in Chicago this weekend, enjoying my first solo trip away in about a year (and my first time ever being away from Joanie). I miss my kids and husband and feel a little bit guilty for leaving them for a couple days,* but mostly I'm really excited to get some sleep, see my friends, [...]

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We've been having the sweetest — albeit it way-too-early — mornings around here lately. Joanie typically wakes up around five, Drew gives her a bottle and then either puts her back in her crib to doze or, more frequently, hands her to me while he takes a shower. She and I will snuggle in bed [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! Here is a gratuitous picture of my baby because she's seven months old, which is basically the peak of babyhood, and I'm trying to soak up these sweet moments as much as possible. Soon, they'll be over and then, ack, I'll have a toddler again! (I still have some PTSD from my [...]

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Happy Friday, Happy President's Day weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day weekend! We're back from our trip to Miami, just in time for a Polar Vortex here in NYC (and much of the East Coast and Midwest, I think). I was disappointed that Miami wasn't warmer when we were there, but I'll take 60 degrees over [...]

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Back when Drew and I started dating, we listened to Jenny Lewis' album, "Rabbit Fur Coat" all the time. Drew didn't really know who she was until he met me, and then he became an instant fan and, whenever we hear her first solo album, it reminds us of that time very early in our [...]

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Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was pretty good. It began with us digging our way out of and through all the snow that had piled up on Saturday, which is particularly challenging when you're carrying a baby or pushing a stroller. (I did not even attempt the latter since most crosswalks weren't cleared [...]

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Brooklyn is all abuzz — well, at least our home is — over the first winter storm of the season that we're expecting tomorrow. I think it's ridiculous when New Yorkers freak out over the promise of snow and stand in 3-hour lines at Trader Joe's and Fairway as if every bodega on every corner [...]

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TGIF! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! If I can get six straight hours of uninterrupted sleep at some point in the next couple days, I will consider the weekend a super success. Wish me luck!

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From now on, I'm going to direct at least 10% of the LWs who write to me to the above image. It sums it up pretty perfectly, don't you think? Anyway, happy Friday. How was your week? Has your new year gotten off to a good start? I'm feeling pretty positive about the year ahead [...]

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