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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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Weekend Open Thread

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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q4foLKDlcE Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was pretty good. I'm happy to report that, after that rough stretch with Jackson last week and weekend, things were much better this week. It helped that it was finally warm enough to play in our neighborhood playground again and he was able to burn off some [...]

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Ok, but seriously, the snow has been pretty and all, but enough is enough. The ice, the freezing temps, the slushy subways and buses, the old dirty snow piled on the curbs — I'm done now. In other news —. Nope, no other news. Except we spring ahead this weekend, don't forget. And that means [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0fUa0vW_E Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was pretty good. Highlights: I had a sonogram yesterday and got lots of images of Baby Girl Condellberry, including one where she's totally smiling and looks just like her big bother in profile. You know, if her big brother were a black-and-white x-ray image. She's also been [...]

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[frozen niagra falls image, via] Happy, happy Friday! The theme of the week, at least for those of us in the Midwest and on the East Coast, has been COLD. Like, extreme mother-fucking cold. Pardon my language, but this is the kind of weather that calls for it. When I woke up this morning, it [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7T9HKmERv0 Hey, did you know tomorrow is Valentine's Day? It is! And those of you who hate it I hope appreciate that I didn't make a big deal about it this week with listicles and gift guides and cutesy this and thats, but I can't not mention it at all, so: Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! [...]

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