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The work around here continues to be colored by my knee. Apparently you don’t just have ACL surgery and then hop up the next day to do the hustle. It takes six months before that can happen (and then another six months of intensive dance lessons from Leif Garrett). And so, two weeks (and change) [...]

Happy Birthday, Zuzu!

Today we fete Zuzu, who is now 4 (and also celebrate this fun brief time when, until August, we have kids who are 2, 4, 6, and 8 years old). We are making cherry cupcakes today, since apparently cherry cupcakes mean birthday. For her birthday dinner she requested: meatballs broccoli, for the people who want [...]

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 = ”;

Introducing: Z Braids

Yes, that’s right, just a few days ago, I was lamenting my lack of fun hair ideas, and now (thanks to all your suggestions, and inspired by the braided letter series at Babes in Hairland), we have created a Z for Zuzu. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Introducing%3A+Z+Braids’; addthis_pub = ”;


Here’s Zuzu, in response to “how old are you?” I’m also posting this video so you can all think, “Oh, at least my house isn’t as messy as hers.” addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ’5-68-99-H’; addthis_pub = ”;

It’s all about the nod

There is something so, so cute to me about pre-verbal toddler nods and head shakes. They’re so excited, so happy: “I can tell you what I mean! I can say yes to milk, and no to socks!” I wanted to get a video of a Ramona nod before the opportunity passed me by and she [...]


Another birthday, just like that, and Zuzu is 3! For months — months! — she has been requesting cherry-related items for her birthday. We all laughed about it until about a month ago, when I realized I’d better do something. Alas, I never did find the requested cherry horse, cherry house, cherry car, or cherry [...]

The Language of Zuzu

Now offering classes in Zuzu 101, Conversational Zuzu, and Advanced Conversational Zuzu. Note that I am still a beginning speaker myself. Um, and note also that Iris’s house is clearly a lot cooler than our house. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘The+Language+of+Zuzu’; addthis_pub = ”;


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Birth stories everywhere

The story of Zuzu’s birth is up on Design Mom today. Go check it out! addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Birth+stories+everywhere’; addthis_pub = ”;

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