While talking with my mom on the phone the other day, I told her I’d given up on Zoe’s monthly photos. Even since I’d made a mess of the chalkboard I used for her 1-month photos, I’d kind of allowed myself to fall off the bandwagon. My mother informed me, from a second child’s perspective,… Read More Zoe Elizabeth, 4+ months
Yesterday, I turned 36. Closer now to 40 than 30, I once again must square my notions about what an age means with how I actually feel, having arrived there. When I was in elementary school, the fifth graders were awe-inspiring. They were such big kids, they were all so smart, and the girls were… Read More On 36
While on the cape, we spent one of our first evenings taking in the sights (oh, so many sights) at the Barnstable County Fair. All of Cape Cod is in Barnstable County, and the fair itself attracts locals and visitors alike. While there, we were treated to all the usually fair fare: fried dough, candy apples, cotton… Read More “Attention, animals: shhhhhh, please.” – Henry
I’m about to discuss putting together a nursery for a half-baked babe. While I realize that my efforts are coming far earlier than needed, as a teacher, the free time in my life is now, not later. Given this, I figured that getting the (figurative) heavy lifting done before returning to the classroom his fall… Read More Tonal stripes? Sure. I can do that.
After a long hiatus, now that summer has arrived in full force, it’s probably time to dust off the keyboard and get to the business of blogging again. What have we been up to since last I wrote? Quite a bit, actually. I can tell it’s been too long when I look back at the… Read More Dusting it off again…
***Warning: in this long post, I acknowledge that childbirth (and the aftermath) isn’t necessarily glamorous, comfortable, or tidy. I also specifically mention items like nursing pads, Depends, and mesh underwear. Read at your own discretion.*** With so many friends currently “in the family way,” I’ve been reminded just how many “hospital bag checklists” and other… Read More …in which I discuss what new moms really need in their hospital bags, according to me.
This weekend, Mark and I were determined to make the most of the one extra day we were gifted (thanks, Presidents Washington and Lincoln). First, Mark used his fancy new shaving kit for the first time (more on that later), grabbed a haircut, then had his emissions test completed and re-upped his car’s state registration. Meanwhile,… Read More A long weekend of productivity