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What the belly button says, you must obey

Ok, so some (most) days, at a certain point, I completely run out of ideas. We’re all tired and hungry and cranky and I just don’t know what I’m supposed to do to make everyone happy, because all I want to do is lie down by myself on the living room rug for a while. [...]


Sometimes I pull things out of Henry’s backpack, and I just have no idea what the backstory is. This says “I can run and juggle at the same time” (or, actually: “I can ran and jagl at the sam tim”) which took me a while to decipher before I noticed the helpful visual aid. What [...]

Dinner: savory pattycakes

Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with making savory vegetarian burgery cake things for dinner. I don’t know where this came from, but every time I see a recipe and accompanying photo in a magazine, it looks like the best thing ever to me. They’re never quite as amazingly delicious as I think they will [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today

If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today by Dougal Dixon This book is a lot like most dinosaur books, in that it’s crammed with dinofacts, has no plot, and sitting down to read it out loud cover to cover is a 2-hour event. But I don’t know, maybe all this dinosaur stuff is getting to me: I [...]

It’s nice when the kids dress themselves

…but sometimes they come downstairs looking like one of the Village People. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘It%26%238217%3Bs+nice+when+the+kids+dress+themselves’; addthis_pub = ”;

Your Weekly Zuzu

This week, Zuzu laughs at a fire hat. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Your+Weekly+Zuzu’; addthis_pub = ”;

Broadturn Farm

I don’t know if it’s Maine, or the crunchy little circle of friends I have, but everyone I know is deciding which farm camp to send their kids to, and which week, because you know if you do it early then they pick strawberries but later there are more other fruits and veggies and maybe [...]

Makeup Bag Decluttering

I don’t really wear makeup. I used to, when I went to a Regular Job, but I haven’t in years. I don’t really have time, and Dave lovingly says I look better without it. Lately, however, when I look into the mirror, the image I see screams, “Dark circles! Old!” and it seemed time to [...]

This is just to say

I have eaten the majority of the cookie dough that was in the fridge it was supposed to be “chilling” so we could make animal crackers later. Forgive me but I’m on a deadline and we were inexplicably out of dark chocolate. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘This+is+just+to+say’; addthis_pub = ”;

Children’s Book of the Week: The Stray Dog

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont I have a stray dog fantasy, that one day I’ll find a dog sitting forlornly in our backyard, and he’ll love us and we’ll love him and that will be that. I’d really love to get a dog, but I know that it’s logically a terrible idea right now. [...]

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