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Weekend Open Thread

This is where I've been all day, and it's been lovely. But now I'm exhausted. Seven hours straight playing in the lake with two 4-year-olds will wear a person out. I think we're all going to sleep great tonight. I hope. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you here on the flip side, when [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

God, what a week! So much terrible news in the world. And bad news close at home, too (as I mentioned earlier, some good friends had their cafe — where I typically sit and work on DW in the mornings and where I often take the kids for a treat after school — catch on [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

We're ten days into June, one of my favorite months. So far I have enjoyed: 1. That rainbow, seen from both our living room window and right outside our apartment, after a 2-hour rainstorm last Sunday. 2. Vanilla frozen yogurt with this caramel sauce. 3. A couple cheese platters (one in Missouri before we left, [...]

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I posted this picture on Instagram this week but couldn't resist sharing it again here. It perfectly captures the relationship developing between Jackson and Joanie lately. Now that she's mobile and active and showing more and more of her personality every day, Jackson, who has always been so protective and sweet with her, is seeing [...]

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, to all the American DWers! I can't believe the unofficial kick-off to summer is already here, but it is and I'm totally embracing it. I even bought some new white jeans when they were on sale a couple weeks ago in honor of the day (these are some of the best [...]

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I took this picture yesterday afternoon, but really, it could have been any day that Joanie and I pick up Jackson from school. The kids (and teachers) always swarm around Joanie and she (usually) is happy to have the attention. The one thing I hear more than anything from people who see her out and [...]

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Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! How was your week? Mine was a little bit of a mixed bag, but I'd say the balance swung more toward "good" than not good. The weather improved over last week (really, there was no place to go but up in that regard), so that was nice. And we had three wonderful [...]

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This weekend is Mother's Day and, as usual, I am looking forward to an egg sandwich in bed, maybe an afternoon nap, and not cooking for anyone. I told Drew he doesn't have to plan a thing — as long as I get my egg sandwich, a nap, and a day free of cooking and [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! It's 9:30 in the morning as I write this, it's blue skies and full sun outside, and it's going up to the mid-60s. I can hear Joanie stirring from her morning nap, so I'm going to get her up and get her dressed and we're going to go out and enjoy this [...]

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Oh, what a week! Among other small annoyances, Drew did indeed get jury duty (for two weeks) and has been home late a couple nights this week. But the silver lining is that he LOVES it; I seriously haven't seen him this excited about something since the last time the Yankees were playing well and [...]

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A friend of mine had a baby a couple weeks ago and, when I held her for the first time, I couldn't believe that Joanie — and Jackson, too! — had once been so small (smaller, even). I passed the kids' pediatrician's office a few days ago and popped in to make a wellness appointment [...]

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I'm in Chicago this weekend, enjoying my first solo trip away in about a year (and my first time ever being away from Joanie). I miss my kids and husband and feel a little bit guilty for leaving them for a couple days,* but mostly I'm really excited to get some sleep, see my friends, [...]

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We've been having the sweetest — albeit it way-too-early — mornings around here lately. Joanie typically wakes up around five, Drew gives her a bottle and then either puts her back in her crib to doze or, more frequently, hands her to me while he takes a shower. She and I will snuggle in bed [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! Here is a gratuitous picture of my baby because she's seven months old, which is basically the peak of babyhood, and I'm trying to soak up these sweet moments as much as possible. Soon, they'll be over and then, ack, I'll have a toddler again! (I still have some PTSD from my [...]

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Happy Friday, Happy President's Day weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day weekend! We're back from our trip to Miami, just in time for a Polar Vortex here in NYC (and much of the East Coast and Midwest, I think). I was disappointed that Miami wasn't warmer when we were there, but I'll take 60 degrees over [...]

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