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Happy Independence Day weekend, Americans (and to everyone else: happy Friday)!. What are your holiday plans? Barring having a baby, which I would welcome (unless it meant going into labor during the fireworks which will shut down the bridge we need to cross to get to the hospital, you better believe Drew has been stressing [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-tCx5mocsE What a great day! SCOTUS legalized marriage equality for the whole country AND the new Nina Simone documentary is being released on Netflix (with a kickass soundtrack featuring the incomparable Lauryn Hill covering some of Nina's biggest hits). Feeling good, indeed. Ooh, plus Drew and I got to see Lucinda Williams play Celebrate Brooklyn [...]

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Happy Friday, happy weekend, Happy Summer Solstice, and Happy Father's Day to any of you DW men who are dads, including both my own father and my baby daddy, Drew. I am lucky to have been raised by a great dad and to be raising a family with a man who is not only a [...]

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TGIF! Oh man, this was one of the hardest parenting weeks I've experienced in a long time. I won't bore you with all the details, but, in a nutshell, we got really bad news regarding Jackson's public pre-k assignment for the fall. (Instead of the perfectly good school right next door to us where all [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94bdMSCdw20 Hi! I just remembered that I didn't write a weekend open thread post yet. Oops. Happy Friday! It's 5:40 PM and I just woke up from a nap. I don't sleep well at night these days and, since Drew got home early today on account of going to to work at 6 AM, I [...]

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Oh man, it's a good thing it's Friday because I just can't anymore with this week. Indulge (or ignore) me while I whine for a minute: I'm at that stage in pregnancy when I feel like I've aged about 45 years in the last two weeks. Simple everyday tasks like making the bed can wipe [...]

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Happy Friday and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Do you have any plans for the long weekend? We're keeping things pretty low-key here, staying close to home and finishing up some nesting projects (like getting new vanities installed in our two bathrooms, which counts for excitement these days). A friend of ours is staying with us [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-du8MDE8nk I was released from the hospital just a couple hours ago and I am so happy to be home. I was only gone 2 1/2 days, but anyone who has spent time in a hospital for an illness knows that it's like this weird purgatory (or, plain old hell, if your circumstances are particularly [...]

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(My mom and me, circa 1977, on my first birthday. My mom always made the best cakes and threw the most fun birthday parties. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!). Hey, there's another Wedding Week for the books! Thanks to everyone who wrote in, posted in the forums, and commented on columns and threads. Hopefully we helped [...]

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How cool is this shot? Yesterday Drew, Jackson, and I spent the day traveling to the Midwest — probably my last trip for a while; I start my third trimester in just a few days and soon I won't want to venture too far from home and my doctor — and, as we boarded our [...]

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Yay, Friday! Tomorrow it's supposed to be near 80 degrees and sunny here, and I am so excited. I'm going to wear a dress and sandals (I just bought a replacement pair of these which I wore all last summer) and sit on a blanket in the park and eat stuff with people I like [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQlehVpcAes Happy Friday! Did you know Tuesday would have been Billie Holiday's 100th birthday? It's true. I love me some Billie Holiday. She is usually on heavy rotation at the Condellberry household (this week, I discovered and added Panda Bear's newest album, "Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper" to the rotation and really like it). [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLvQyu9oguE Happy Weekend! Happy Easter! Happy Passover. And, best of all, Happy Mad Men Season Premiere!

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Happy, happy Friday! Oh, I'm so glad it's the weekend! And last night our whole family actually got some sleep, which was much-needed. (I've had bad pregnancy insomnia and allergies keeping me awake for over a week, and then Jackson had three nights of intense nightmares keeping us all awake all night long; it was [...]

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Sorry, I'm late on the open thread this weekend. But this way I get to post a photo of our NYC meetup last night. Pictured above are Kate, Lianne, Coconot, and Sonia (not in that order). Can you guess which one is Kate (hint: she wiped out on the snowy sidewalk)? As always, what happens [...]

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