Nov 19

He is only 6.

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This is going to be so quick, but it’s too long for a Facebook status update, and must be written down for posterity – so it has dragged me out of this weird unplanned blog retirement. I’m pretty sure world domination is in Cole’s future… A little back story: We have sticker charts for various …

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Dec 31

Selfie Scavenger Hunt


Having a membership at the Bronx Zoo makes it a no brainer activity for school vacations when we are casting about for something to do; we go there so often, Cole could practically lead tours! He knows how to navigate to his favorite animal exhibits, can identify the differences between peacocks and peahens, is perpetually …

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Dec 15

Prima Ballerina

Admittedly, I am totally biased, but my kids are the cutest ever. Seriously. Lulu has been taking ballet/tap/Princess Dance class for a little over a month, and they had a holiday showcase this weekend; obviously, she is gifted. {There is a pretty adorable video here – if you are reading on your email, and don’t …

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Nov 12

Things You Might Get If You Don’t Make a Baby Registry


So. I have these relatives, let’s call them Plain & Peanut. Plain and Peanut are determined to crush Grammy Boo’s and my party-planning, gift-giving hearts. Plain and Peanut got married half a world away and never had a reception, they never had a bridal shower, and now they are expecting a Mini. They denied us …

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Oct 09

All the Baby Mamas!


I have always wanted to participate in a flash mob. Well, not always, be ever since I knew they were a thing, I knew I wanted to be in one. If I had one SHRED of talent, I would be trying hard to get onto Broadway – I *love* singing and dancing and theater, and …

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Sep 25

Protected: September

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Sep 05

Back to School


Cole’s first day of kindergarten was yesterday – and we all lived to tell the tale. We took the obligatory first day of school pic: (Grammy Boo opened the door from the inside right after this was taken and Cole fell backwards into the house. Oops!) We waited for the bus: And then I followed …

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Aug 31



Five is… I’m not even sure what 5 is yet – Cole has only been 5 years old for a week, and we’re still getting used to it around here. I can tell you what 5 is NOT. Five is NOT a baby anymore. While I could get away with babying my four-year-old preschooler, FIVE …

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Aug 18

A (Nearly) Pinterest-Free Pirate Party

Cole turns 5 in less than 2 weeks, which I can’t even process right now. (FIVE? What?!) This past weekend, we had his birthday party – a little tamed down version… First off, I totally messed up and did not book a park in time. Given the size of Cole’s preschool class, his new kindergarten …

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Aug 05

World Breastfeeding Week


I run with a pretty crunchy, granola crowd. We practice (mostly) attachment parenting, and my circle is populated with cloth-diapering, babywearing, active, outspoken moms. Who breastfeed. Which is great, and I applaud their investment of time and energy. I *know* breastfeeding is Not Easy. I’m pretty sure I have a little PTSD from my experience with Cole, …

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