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Apraxia Awareness

Last night I read Ruby “In the Night Kitchen” by Maurice Sendak. This classic is one of my favorite books to read her, because it’s wonderfully illustrated, amusing to both of us and not irritating to me, and because I

Apraxia Awareness

Last night I read Ruby “In the Night Kitchen” by Maurice Sendak. This classic is one of my favorite books to read her, because it’s wonderfully illustrated, amusing to both of us and not irritating to me, and because I

Hi There

I’m now sufficiently annoyed with myself for abandoning my blog that I can force myself to go ahead and get things rolling again. Nothing out of the ordinary has happened in the last month-and-a-half to account for this hiatus. We put our heads down and

Hi There

I’m now sufficiently annoyed with myself for abandoning my blog that I can force myself to go ahead and get things rolling again. Nothing out of the ordinary has happened in the last month-and-a-half to account for this hiatus. We put our heads down and

Brown Bread

I haven’t made a lot of bread because I lack patience and because I don’t usually make things where measuring and following recipes precisely is actually important, but I would love to become a competent bread baker. This recipe is

Brown Bread

I haven’t made a lot of bread because I lack patience and because I don’t usually make things where measuring and following recipes precisely is actually important, but I would love to become a competent bread baker. This recipe is

Three Things I Won’t Miss About Speech Therapy if My Daughter Ever Stops Needing It

1. Getting There (including, but not limited to, keeping a child who stumbles and falls regularly safe on a 12 foot wide subway platform with likely death beckoning from either side, and the friendly, thinly veiled amateur assessments conducted by

Three Things I Won’t Miss About Speech Therapy if My Daughter Ever Stops Needing It

1. Getting There (including, but not limited to, keeping a child who stumbles and falls regularly safe on a 12 foot wide subway platform with likely death beckoning from either side, and the friendly, thinly veiled amateur assessments conducted by

The North Woods

We took a trip to the North Woods of Wisconsin to visit Andrew’s father and stepmother. Having heard about their massive snowfalls and extreme cold, while losing patience with winter here in New York, I’d been slightly skeptical about traveling

The North Woods

We took a trip to the North Woods of Wisconsin to visit Andrew’s father and stepmother. Having heard about their massive snowfalls and extreme cold, while losing patience with winter here in New York, I’d been slightly skeptical about traveling

Why Did You Ask Me That?

This morning I got Ruby to school late, and chatted with the occupational therapist while Ruby joined a table of children making Valentines. The OT told me Ruby’s been doing better at practicing taking her clothes on and off, which

Why Did You Ask Me That?

This morning I got Ruby to school late, and chatted with the occupational therapist while Ruby joined a table of children making Valentines. The OT told me Ruby’s been doing better at practicing taking her clothes on and off, which

Time to Get Rough

The first time I became aware that one was not simply the kind of person who was capable of doing something, but rather went through the process of doing it, from scratch, without any pre-determined capacity, and thus became a

Time to Get Rough

The first time I became aware that one was not simply the kind of person who was capable of doing something, but rather went through the process of doing it, from scratch, without any pre-determined capacity, and thus became a

To Michiko and Sarah

When I got married, women my mother met when my brother and I were babies came to the wedding from across the country and from Europe. She’s always said that the friends who raise their children alongside yours, sharing mornings

To Michiko and Sarah

When I got married, women my mother met when my brother and I were babies came to the wedding from across the country and from Europe. She’s always said that the friends who raise their children alongside yours, sharing mornings

Stewed Green Beans with Fennel

This is tasty and remarkably easy. I’ve made it twice in the new year. Thanks, mom. Green beans (one pound? six handfuls? It doesn’t really matter.) 1 or 2 yellow onions 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1/2 to

Stewed Green Beans with Fennel

This is tasty and remarkably easy. I’ve made it twice in the new year. Thanks, mom. Green beans (one pound? six handfuls? It doesn’t really matter.) 1 or 2 yellow onions 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1/2 to

A Snow Day

Friday was a snow day, and since my husband is a teacher, he didn’t have to work. We stayed in bed all day having sex, watching movies, and smoking pot. Just kidding. Who would want to do that? Ruby woke

A Snow Day

Friday was a snow day, and since my husband is a teacher, he didn’t have to work. We stayed in bed all day having sex, watching movies, and smoking pot. Just kidding. Who would want to do that? Ruby woke