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The Science Of Wishes

April 5, 2011

Emilia’s hypothesis: confirmed.

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A Hypothesis Is A Wish Your Brain Makes

April 2, 2011

‘Mommy, I have a hypothesis.’ Emilia is on a science kick right now. ‘What kind of hypothesis, sweetie?’ ‘It’s about Disney World.’ ‘Okay. Do you want to tell me what it is?’ ‘My hypothesis is that Disney World is where dreams come true.’ ‘That’s a very interesting hypothesis.’ ‘I think it’s a true hypothesis because [...]

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Down The Rabbit Hole (An Excursus On Infinity, The Easter Bunny And Russell Brand)

March 29, 2011

So I went to Los Angeles the other week. While I was there I hung out with Russell Brand and we talked about mommy bloggers, and also post-structuralism, and infinity. No, really: Russell Brand:  ‘Mummy Bloggers’ sounds like a nice saying. What if… it becomes so incorporated into language, so people would just use it [...]

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Mommy Went To Texas And All She Brought Me Was This Essay On Travel In The Age Of Postmodern Motherhood

March 8, 2011

The other night, I was sitting in a restaurant in San Antonio, sipping a margarita the size of a baby’s head and chatting about balancing motherhood and work and travel with a writer from National Geographic. “It’s hard sometimes,” I said. “I know that my husband finds it challenging when I’m gone one weekend and [...]

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I Really Don’t Understand American History, Like, At All

March 4, 2011

This was parked outside the Alamo last night, and I’m really pretty sure – although, please, do correct me if I’m wrong – that it is not how Davy Crockett got around. (Yes, I’m at the Alamo. Well, in San Antonio, in a hotel across the street from the Alamo. I’ll explain later.)

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Dress Your Mommy In Skull Socks And Leggings

February 10, 2011

(Disclosure! This content series and the giveaway below is brought to you by Old Navy. Check out the Kids & Baby Sale in store with great deals starting at $5. And take inspiration from the fashion EXPLOSION that you’re about to witness below.) I said that I would let Emilia style an outfit for me. [...]

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Madeleine Albright Doesn’t Wear Tutus

December 6, 2010

This week, I’m in Washington DC to attend the TEDWomen conference. Some of the other women attending include Arianna Huffington and Nancy Pelosi and Naomi Klein. The only thing that could make the whole thing more intimidating would be if Madeleine Albright were going to be there. Oh, wait. I’m nervous, yes. But mostly excited. [...]

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The Standpoint Of The New

September 15, 2010

Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. — Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach (Eleventh Thesis) (Photographosophy, Future Activists Of The World Unite With Your Loveys And Take Over Edition.) (This time next week, I’ll be in Lesotho – I am traveling there this weekend, via, of [...]

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A Rock Is Not Necessarily A Hard Place

September 3, 2010

Like mother, like daughter.

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Neverland

May 21, 2010

It’s my birthday. I’m forty years old today. Forty years old. Isn’t this the birthday where I get canes and bifocals as gag gifts and t-shirts that say things like I’m not old, I’m vintage and at least one coffee mug with the words lordy, lordy look who’s forty printed along the side? I’m not [...]

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