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Jackson starts public school in TWELVE days! Twelve! In the meantime, with the exception of three mornings a week when Jackson is with his sitter, I'm juggling both kids on my own all day and all I want to say about that is it's a good thing I can drink again. But when Jackson starts [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

Guys, look what happened to my teeny, tiny baby in the past six weeks! Her newborn days are half over, which means summer is also winding down. We didn't (and probably won't) go anywhere this year, but having a baby smack in the middle of summer is a good reason to stay put. And, of [...]

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Happy Friday! My parents arrived in Brooklyn last night to meet Joanie and visit us for a few days. My best friend is also in town with his boyfriend to see Broadway shows and meet Joanie and visit us, too, so it will be a packed weekend. What are you up to?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I_T3XvzPaM New York City has been offering up its traditional late-July weather this week, ranging from miserably hot to horrendously humid, and every time I've left the house my clothes have been sticking to me within minutes. I finally had to start toting Joanie around in a stroller instead of strapped around me in the [...]

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Today is my sixth wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary, Drew! Six years have come and gone so fast; it truly feels like a few months ago we were tying the knot and now look at us, two kids and lots of gray hair (Drew) later. Our friend Mary babysat for us last night — our first [...]

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Drew, Jackson, Joanie, and I just got back from our big day out (the first time the four of us have ventured farther than the farmers' market half a mile away and we actually only went about a mile farther than that, but still pretty good with a 10-day-old in tow). I was so immobile [...]

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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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