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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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Weekend Open Thread

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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Happy New Year Open Thread

Hey, we survived another year — congratulations, everyone! For me and my family, 2015 will be one we will remember forever. It was the year we welcomed our daughter, said good-bye to Drew's father, ushered Jackson into "big-boy school," and Drew even won an Emmy! And years from now, we'll say, "Remember Christmas, 2015, when [...]

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Merry Christmas Open Thread

The other night, after three long naps during the day, Joanie had a hard time falling asleep. I didn't want her to keep Jackson awake, especially since he hadn't been sleeping well the last few nights and needed his rest, so I brought Joanie into our room and snuggled up with her in bed. But [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lPw9hkk3II Guys, I don't know how this happened, but Christmas is one week from today! Jackson's apparently preparing for staying up all night on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa by staying up all night every night leading up to Christmas Eve. Such a perfectionist, this kid. Anyway, here's one more friendly reminder, as you finish [...]

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Hey, look — a personalized stocking for Joanie! And only a few days after I realized we didn't have one. We get our tree tonight and decorate through the weekend, so the timing was perfect, and no one will be scarred for being forgotten. Not that I could forget Joanie; she's usually attached to me [...]

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Thank God for the deleted thread yesterday because Addie pray mentioned getting a personalized Christmas stocking for her new baby (oh geez, I hope that isn't violating the "what is said in the deleted thread stays in the deleted thread" agreement too much...), and I was like, "Oh, crap!" And I then immediately went on [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjvaMWKeBI TGIF! Drew's been going in to work at 4 AM all week and, after spending five days in a row doing the morning routine all by myself, which includes feeding and dressing a 4-year-old and a 4-month-old, as well as caring for two cats, and doing all the other morning chores that have to [...]

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Happy Friday (the 13th)! I've had both kids home with me today since we have no sitter on Fridays for Joanie, and Jackson is sick. (Related: Since Jackson started going to school full-time in September, I have had a runny nose and itchy throat almost every single day while he, on the other hand, has [...]

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On Fridays, I get Joanie to myself all day (well, I do from the time we drop off Jackson at school until we pick him up six hours later). She usually takes a humongous nap starting around 11 or 11:30, so I try to make the first few hours of the day with her really [...]

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I've had a pretty difficult and exhausting week and am running on fumes right now, so here's a cute baby picture, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Happy Friday from Springfield, Missouri, home of Cashew Chicken, Bass Pro, Brad Pitt, and also where my parents live. We're here for a few days visiting them and celebrating Jackson's 4th birthday, which is today. When I asked him a couple months ago what he thought he might want to do for his birthday, he [...]

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