August 29 14

When I moved to Canada, I worked out a very elaborate cross-border shopping solution, so I could continue to shop at my favorite stores that hadn’t come to Canada yet, or did ship to Canada, but had astronomical duties and fees to get to my home. No joke, I once…

August 28 14

It’s amazing how productive a person can be when given a few hours to herself. Now just imagine how productive a work-at-home mom can be when given a few child-free hours during hell week**. (The answer is very, VERY) First thing I was productive at? Eating 6  Oreos.   Also,…

August 25 14

Isabella: Wah, I’m tried, and cranky, and hungry, and thirsty, and hot, and Josh is looking at me and Emily’s elbow is touching me. That was the scene in the car on the way home from Wonderland. That’s pretty typical for Isabella. Amazing, until she’s not anymore. The child is…

August 18 14

Late Saturday night I opened up my computer for the first time that day and wrote on Facebook that it was a really good day. Because it was. Old friends, new friends, lots of good conversation, lots of laughs. For all five of us—even though Isabella did end up with…

August 14 14

This was me. Nine years ago. Ten days overdue. Fatigue and cranky level = super high. And then I watched Raging Bull and began counting time between contractions and then pausing the movie to breathe through them. And then a mostly teeny, tiny Caillou-bald third baby, a second daughter, came…

August 12 14

Last summer we took the kids to Ann Arbor. We took Isabella on a road trip through Virginia and Washington DC. We went to Clevelands House. Twice. We spent many great days sitting by the pool, soaking up the sunshine and the smiles and splashes from our kids. We walked…

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