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The Gifts of Imperfection – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on November 28th, 2016

Sakes alive, it’s been ages since I officially reviewed a book! More than three years, actually. Pourquoi? I started to explain, but I’ve decided it doesn’t matter! I do want to write about books, but I don’t have time to wax philosophical, and you may well not have time to read such blither-blather either. Hence […]

8 Unromantic-Sounding Ways I Know We Will Last

Posted on February 15th, 2015

“How’s your relationship these days?” is not a question most of us ever ask people. I’ve probably only ever asked it of newlyweds (where it’s more like “How’s married life?” nudge-nudge) or of very close friends with whom I have a precedent of relationship discussions. It is a bit odd, though. Among parents, there are the constant […]

100 Happy Days – Day 36: Smiles

Posted on December 6th, 2014

“See my new smile??” they ask. (And this picture reveals a love for three oranges! Well, clementines. AB was making an orange snowperson with them.) *** [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:Things to be grateful for when travelling with small childrenSebastian’s Birthday: A Lullaby for my Children100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black LentilsRemembering What We’re […]

100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black Lentils

Posted on November 25th, 2014

I’ll be honest. This day was a hectic, somewhat crappy day. One of those days when my kids are simultaneously screaming before 8:30 a.m.; also, one of those days when I asked myself, “Why did I become a teacher again?” Sigh. BUT. There was this bag of mysterious legumes I’d accidentally bought months ago, thinking they were […]

Remembering What We’re Built To Do

Posted on August 5th, 2014

When I was 18, a boy at Camp wrote a poem for me. Although I didn’t requite his crush, I still consider his poem one of the most romantic things I’ve ever received, because of its candour. The second line was “She’s just like sunshine through the trees,” and to this day I still feel […]

International Day of Happiness

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Hey there, lovely Di-hards, Will you help me write a blog post? Today is International Day of Happiness, as decided by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. I have to admit, when I heard this mentioned on the radio yesterday, in the same newscast as Malaysia Airlines, Crimea, and the winter that just won’t […]

Why The Rainbow Rocks My Socks

Posted on June 29th, 2013

I grew up in the kind of household I wish all gay kids could grow up in: one where I always knew, without ever having to ask, that my parents would accept me. Well, not quite – if I’d been a Conservative/Republican, that might not have gone over well. But I never doubted that my […]

Things to be grateful for when travelling with small children

Posted on June 26th, 2013

Travelling with little kids is tough and stressful. As such, it would be easy to kvetch about the monkey wrench in our travels to my cousin’s wedding in New Mexico last weekend – the storm that delayed our flight from Buffalo, meaning the folks at Washington Dulles didn’t have our gate ready, meaning we missed […]

I can hardly wait to be perfect.

Posted on May 27th, 2013

Someday, I’m going to be SO organized that I will be perfect. In fact, my entire family will be perfect, because of my contagious perfection. (And my husband’s constant, inspirational quest for self-improvement.) This Perfect Me will get good exercise every day, outdoors when weather permits. She will remember without fail to take her vitamins. […]

Happy Day, Auntie Em!

Posted on January 24th, 2013

Today is the birthday of my elder sister Emily, a.k.a. Auntie Em. It is also the day she officially completed and bade adieu to her Major Research Project, finishing her Masters in Language, Culture, and Teaching. Emi is a special gal. She is full of love and complicated thoughts and stress and nostalgia and joy […]

 
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