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Ceci N’est Pas Une Mommy Blogger

November 18, 2010

Oh, hi! Can I tell you something about myself? I am not a mommy blogger. Yeah, I know. There’s a baby in my header. There are lots of pictures of my children here, including that one, right there, on the left. (Aren’t they cute? I let them call me Mommy.) But still. I am not [...]

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A Word Cloud Is Worth 49 Words

November 8, 2010

My One Word, wordled. Or rather, my 49 One Words, as decided by you (duplicates were eliminated) and then transcribed into Wordle for the purposes of making a word cloud, which is so last-month-media, but still. Note that I opted to include the word ‘moist,’ despite my deep aversion to it, for the simple reason [...]

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One Word

November 4, 2010

There really aren’t words to describe the awesome that was – that is – Blissdom Canada. Unless that word is, actually, AWESOME, in which case we’re off to a decent start. We spoke a lot about words over the three days that we spent together, even in sessions that you might not have thought would [...]

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You Do The Hokey Pokey And You Write An Elegy

October 4, 2010

I was mid-way through a rant about Malcolm Gladwell when I saw this tweet from my friend Jenny. “Rest in peace, Nancy W. Kappes,” it said. My heart dropped. You probably didn’t know Nancy W. Kappes, Paralegal, but your life would have been richer if you did. Nancy was a self-professed ‘bad mom,’ an impious [...]

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From A Distance

September 30, 2010

I’ve been home, now, for a few of days, and I think – I think – that I’ve recovered from travel fatigue – 28 hours it took me to get home from Lesotho – and jet-lag and the brain fog that comes from traveling halfway around the world and back in less than a week. [...]

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They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright

July 29, 2010

I was going to write a post about BlogHer. I was going to write a post about what it’s like and how to cope and why, really, really, nobody has any reason to be nervous or anxious because everybody is nervous and anxious, but then I realized, I’ve already written that post, like, almost a [...]

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Things That Are Not Radical Acts

July 20, 2010

I had it in mind that I was going to write about it, that thing that happened last week , that thing that was really just so horrible and awful and unpleasant – in a First World Problems! kind of way, sure, but still – that thing that left me feeling so rattled and uncertain [...]

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Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

May 6, 2010

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re in the midst of some virtual renovations around here. It’s exciting, and also a little scary (change! is hard!), but mostly exciting, and hopefully the dust will settle quickly, and then you can all send me flowers. I like peonies and tulips.

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I Shaved My Legs For This

April 30, 2010

So I spent yesterday being a grown up, which is not to say that I am not a grown up every day, just that I usually don’t feel like one until I put on a bra and clothing that is not made of lycra/spandex and venture out into the world without a diaper bag to [...]

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Rock, Meet Hard Place. Hard Place, Meet Naked Astronaut.

April 19, 2010

I was scared to come back to the Internet this week. I was scared, because I thought that I couldn’t come back unless I explained why I’d had to take a break, and explaining why I’d had to take a break was something that I did not want to do, because it was just too [...]

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