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This was a big week in our household. We got a new sofa! I got some new rain boots! Jackson got a new watch! And Drew got a haircut! Ok, so the haircut is the least exciting because he gets one every two weeks, but I couldn't leave him in the cold on our list [...]

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Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I had a long week — one that involved cleaning up multiple children's puke, pee, poop, and a spilled glass of red wine (full) on a beige rug (salt is the cure, if this ever happens to you), and don't even get me started on the freezapalooza [...]

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Merry Christmas Open Thread

Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm going to wrap up the week of posting now so I can enjoy some down time with Drew and Jackson and friends. Jackson and I are home alone today baking Christmas cookies and wrapping gifts and listening to Christmas music. Tomorrow morning will be just the three of us (plus Miles [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

Keeping this short today because, like everyone, I have a lot of last-minute holiday-related tasks on my to-do list I'm working on. I'm lining up content for next week since I'll have Jackson home with me and won't have time to do much DWing. And I'm planning a Hanukkah dinner with brisket and potato latkes, [...]

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This morning I asked Jackson if he wanted to go to school or on an adventure with me. He said on an adventure with me, so we got on the train headed to Macy's to meet Santa. It was rush hour (I was hoping to beat the crowd at Macy's by arriving early) and the [...]

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How cute is Little J here? I love this picture of him (says the modest mom) and think it captures him pretty well. At least the side of him that is happy and sweet and bursting with personality. Like most 3-year-olds, he has other sides that aren't as pleasant, but in that moment on that [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYyu5vbwvbA We survived our move! And there weren't even any casualties. I have war wounds though — huge black and blue bruises up and down my legs from when I was lugging stuff in a cart from the old apartment to the new apartment one evening and the cart hit a bump in the sidewalk [...]

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Happy weekend! I hope you have better plans for yours than I have for mine. We are finally moving into our new place next week. (If it seems like I've been talking about this move for weeks, it's because I have. And trust me, living it is even more tedious than reading about it). So [...]

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Happy Halloween! (That's the trolley bag I made for for Jackson to use trick-or-treating. He's going to be Daniel Tiger, a character from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood who has a popular spin-off series on PBS Kids; I'll update later when I have a photo of Jackson in costume). Enjoy the festivities, and don't forget Daylight Savings [...]

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It’s time again for Shortcuts. For every question, I’ll give my advice in just a few sentences because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great that being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. My boyfriend is 35 [...]

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Fun fact: One Friday evening about six or seven years ago, I made up a really catchy song after I dressed up Miles and Simone in kitty wigs and saw how cute they looked. The song goes: "Miles and Simone looking really cute, looking really cute, looking really cute. Miles and Simone looking really cute [...]

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Yesterday was Jackson's birthday and he turned three (!!). The photo is from the day before, his last day as a 2-year-old. I wish I could say he had a great birthday, but the truth is he was in a terribly cranky mood from the minute he woke up until the minute he went to [...]

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This is a photo from June when we took a trip to Missouri to visit my family. And as this post publishes, this is probably the scene again at this very moment. Jackson and I are en route back to Missouri to spend a long weekend with my parents. We're scheduled to land before dinner. [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y TGIF, amiright? I'm glad this week is over and, physically, I'm all back to normal and can move on. Thank you, by the way, for all your kind words on this post. I'm hoping I will have happier news to share in the next few months. In the meantime, I got to enjoy some [...]

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