Category Archives: The Day to Day

2011: The Year in Review.

This holiday season I spent the better part of a week custom designing calendars for some of our family as gifts. I also did photo books for each girl. That amounts to a lot of time spent sifting through photos … Continue reading

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December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the … Continue reading

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Home.

We’ve taken to referring to our residence as a “miracle house.” And it is. Time continues to reveal our ownership of this house home a crazy fluke of life circumstances that can only really be classified as “meant to be.” … Continue reading

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Gadgets and Gizmos and Gurus (oh my!).

Where, in 2011, would we be without our technology? I, personally, would be lost. Disconnected. Uninformed. And perhaps bored. The iPhone. Blessed be that magical device. It has changed my life and, may I add, revolutionized breastfeeding. And the way … Continue reading

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My schedule: the best of both worlds?

This term (and continuing through the academic year) I am doing an internship (16 weekly hours), taking classes (7 credit hours) and being mom, wife, chef, chauffeur, house cleaner extraordinaire and hopefully person. This actually looks worse than it is … Continue reading

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Washer and Dryer.

This morning as we headed downtown to celebrate a birthday with some family time and Indian food, I noticed a lady waiting for the bus with a laundry basket full of clothes and detergent. Yeah. I am so very thankful … Continue reading

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Starbucks Via + Heavy Whipping Cream = My Get-Up-and-Go

I think the day during which we “gain” an hour is appropriate to express my thanks for number one vice: caffeine. At the moment it most often takes the form of instant coffee with a generous helping of heavy cream. … Continue reading

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Losing.

A few days ago I was overcome by the rather disconcerting idea that pretty much my whole life, the basis of my stay-at-home motherhood, is about losing. And by¬† “rather disconcerting” I mean, hit me like a freakin Mac truck. … Continue reading

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Mid-summer is a brief reprieve.

Ahhhhh, a post. This is what I’ve been longing to do for days now. Weeks? How long has it been? Time is slipping through my fingers as usual. Our recent weekend adventures that involve days of prepping the week before … Continue reading

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A nice day.

Sometimes a nice day is just exactly what one needs. Not a fantastic day, or even a great one; these often are sandwiched by build-ups and let-downs (or in the mom’s case clean-up). Too much grandiose calls for exhaustion. And … Continue reading

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