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Early Decision

I’ve been visiting preschools for Ellie for next year. She’s going to eat it up–she is curious and bold and impeccably coordinated, and she loves backpacks as much as anyone. When Ruby was Ellie’s age she and I lived with my parents in DC,

Early Decision

I’ve been visiting preschools for Ellie for next year. She’s going to eat it up–she is curious and bold and impeccably coordinated, and she loves backpacks as much as anyone. When Ruby was Ellie’s age she and I lived with my parents in DC,

Tears for Fears

When I was a brand new nurse I ran into my preceptor in the nursing school. I’d never seen her not in scrubs before, but she was wearing a flowery little dress, and she was nervous about turning in a

Tears for Fears

When I was a brand new nurse I ran into my preceptor in the nursing school. I’d never seen her not in scrubs before, but she was wearing a flowery little dress, and she was nervous about turning in a

Two Styrofoam Bowls, Two Yogurt Cups

Warning: This post is about my breasts. (While we schemed yesterday, I said to my mother, Can I write a blog post about this? My husband piped in: Kristen, your blog is public, you write about this titty project, you’re

Two Styrofoam Bowls, Two Yogurt Cups

Warning: This post is about my breasts. (While we schemed yesterday, I said to my mother, Can I write a blog post about this? My husband piped in: Kristen, your blog is public, you write about this titty project, you’re

Room of Dreams

My second baby is due tomorrow. Ruby says, “Hi, baby sister. Out, out.” Until she’s big enough to share a room with Ruby, the baby will sleep in the little space that was my “office.” Until two months ago, it looked

Room of Dreams

My second baby is due tomorrow. Ruby says, “Hi, baby sister. Out, out.” Until she’s big enough to share a room with Ruby, the baby will sleep in the little space that was my “office.” Until two months ago, it looked

Five Pieces of Sage Advice from One Pregnant Woman to Another

Don’t diet while pregnant. That would be silly. Just cut back on the pasta and bread and sugar. You need to rest. Put your feet up. Lie down on the couch. And get some exercise. You need to exercise. Feel

Five Pieces of Sage Advice from One Pregnant Woman to Another

Don’t diet while pregnant. That would be silly. Just cut back on the pasta and bread and sugar. You need to rest. Put your feet up. Lie down on the couch. And get some exercise. You need to exercise. Feel

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

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