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Life Lately

Life lately sounds like Barney songs and hunger cries, and the hum of airconditioning during afternoon naps and several wakings through the night. Life lately feels like tight knots and prickly stitches upon a twice sewn-up body needing to work … Continue reading

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Post Partum Thoughts and Thanks

7 days post partum. 5 days since we brought Yael home. Our first two nights had been restless. He was constantly rooting and couldn’t be put down for more than 30 minutes. That didn’t help my limited mobility due to … Continue reading

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26 Months

Dear Gianna, Since your birthday, your “mama” and “dada” have finally turned to “mommy” and “daddy”. In a matter of weeks you’ve gone from knowing four letters to all twenty-six, from two numbers to ten. You now run more, dance … Continue reading

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Of Childbearing

Saw this post and found it thoroughly touching: “We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” “We’re taking a survey,” she says half-joking. “Do you … Continue reading

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Three Dozen

9.III.19 The house is still. I just made myself my regular morning cup of coffee. I have that precious pocket of time to myself before the toddler and the husband wakes. Before chores and plans for the day. Just the … Continue reading

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Year Two

My Dearest Gianna, As we enter a terrific stage, there is a slight terror attached with the excitement. Slight, because you’re you. At 24 months, you’re still cautious as ever. With the same hesitation you took in learning to crawl … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Making: the most out of no-work mornings, when I could find time to sit by our kitchen window to read, think, have coffee. Cooking: make-believe dishes in plastic measuring cups to “feed” a toddler learning the basics of pretend play. … Continue reading

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