Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Pressure, Perhaps?

My son has never been a strong swimmer. In fact, while his two sisters tended to have fish-like tendencies (it’s possible that one of them, if not two, has hidden gills). It never bothered me much, his complete and total lack of interest in swimming. He takes lessons; he has…

Obsessions. Currently.

Lime Perrier. Because I am basically geriatric. The hot summer weather. I love it. I will be sad next month when it starts to get cold again. Beachy waves. Orla Kiely bags.   Stripes. Yes. Still.  My camera. Ordering a tall frappucino in a grande cup. Conversations with my sister. The knot…

You Get a Big Girl Room! And You Get a Big Girl Room!

We moved into our house so long ago I can barely do the math. Actually, that’s kind of a lie. It really hasn’t been that long, and the poor math skills probably have more to do with the fact that I’m only a quarter of the way through my morning…

We Like to Hula. Judge If You Like.

I have been unplugging quite an awful lot on weekends. It’s good for the kids, it’s good for our family, it’s good for me. We are filling our summer with so much. I was going to actually, you know, finish that sentence there, but the so much pretty accurately sums it…

At The Top Of Her Lungs

Isabella joined me last night as we went to pick up our van—an adventure for the two of us. We sat in the car and talked about her day at camp, about her cousins, about her friends. And then this little voice from the back said, “Can I control the…

His Name is Joe and He Works in a Button Factory

The wonderful thing about having my two younger kids in city day camp—I mean, other than the fact that they are occupied between the hours of 9 and 4 every single day—is that they are switching up their camps every two weeks, making brand-new friends, and unexpectedly reuniting with old…

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