Category Archives: family

bumpy start

We had a bumpy start to the New Year. I mean that figuratively and literally. I blame the fact that I am still on vacation, and my brain is not functioning properly. On Monday, I tried to drop Annie off at … Continue reading

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nuala’s dogs

A few weeks ago, we went to a dog show nearby. Now, Nuala is obsessed with the idea of getting a pet. For a while, we had Sneaky. I’m frequently asked, “Mama, when do you think we’ll be able to … Continue reading

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box in box

Saw this adorable/neat/clever contraption on My Rocking Wardrobe this morning, a super fun site I found by way of Cup of Jo. I would love a “box in box” to organize the gazillion do-dads my kids collect.

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i learned how to drive a tractor

I’ve been thinking about my grandmother a lot these past few days and I realized it’s probably because she died this week eight years ago, and as these things tend to sear themselves into our brains, my brain must be … Continue reading

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shining fish turn suddenly in the deep sea

A quiet morning. Annie and Nuala are at school. I have coffee, and policy gobbledygook. And the lovely images in this poem. “I Have Daughters and I Have Sons” 1. Who is out there at 6 A.M.? The man Throwing … Continue reading

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as our mothers do

I had a thought once, which I may have shared with some of you. It was this: If only we could love our bodies as our mothers do. I thought it again when I was looking at Annie’s feet this … Continue reading

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summer’s end

School starts tomorrow. This time of year, I think, is exquisitely bittersweet: summer vacation comes to an end much too soon, but the fresh start of a new school year is just so exciting. There is an end to languid … Continue reading

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