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Archive for May, 2012

New Review on Brain Burps: Another Brother

Check out my new review on Brain Burps About Books today: Another Brother by Matthew Cordell. Here’s what I love about social media: Darshana Khiani from Flowering Minds is my Goodreads friend, and she sent me a message saying she thought I’d like this book. (Side note: check out the recent interview with Darshana on [...]

Ramona’s birthday recap

Here’s Ramona (and Zuzu) on her birthday, playing with her excellent new trolley bus toy that my mom got for her at the Clark. She also has a new yellow bunny from Susan and the best, softest, cutest doggie ever from Rope Swing Studio. And what better way to celebrate a dog-loving girl’s birthday than [...]


I am hesitant to stop my children from playing nicely together, even when the living room looks like this. They are all playing with Legos and making some kind of alien world, and speaking to each other so sweetly. But. Really, children. This is a silly amount of stuff for you to spread on the [...]

Ramona is 2 today!

That’s right! Little Miss Fancypants is 2! Her favorite things are dogs, avocados, and clothes with pockets. And here’s a secret: she’s the most comically gifted of all my kids, I think, which says a lot. I can’t even imagine what she’s going to slay us with once she can actually construct a sentence. Her [...]

New review on Brain Burps: Say Hello to Zorro!

Today I’ve got a review on Brain Burps About Books of the super cute picture book Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich (you can tell it’s super cute, right? just look at that cover!). I fell in love with Zorro and did the review, and then just this week I found out that there’s [...]

Once Every 6 Months, I’m a Fun Mom

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Book movers

Annoying thing that toddlers and preschoolers do: “We are playing house,” says Zuzu. I won’t even get into what this means for how they think I do my housekeeping. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Book+movers’; addthis_pub = ”;

Jonah Lehrer, and me!

Jonah Lehrer and I are on Brain Burps About Books today! Ok, ok, so we’re not on at the same time: Katie is interviewing Jonah Lehrer (author of Imagine: How Creativity Works), and (separately) I do a review of Nursery Rhyme Comics. I do think it’s perfect that Katie picked this review out of the [...]

Welcome, Lia

I am so completely riveted by my cousin Christina’s blog right now. She’s in China right this minute, meeting her new daughter, Lia. The photos of China are amazing, and I can’t tear myself away from today’s post, where they meet Lia (finally!) and bring her back to the hotel, even though it makes me [...]

Henry’s Flute Recital

So it was just about a year ago that I said, “Henry, I really want you to decide on an instrument you like so you can start taking lessons” and he said, “Oh, I already know what I want to play! The harp!” At which point I tried really hard not to burst out laughing, [...]

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