parenting Archive

  • My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

    It’s such a good feeling

    My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

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  • While listening to the new Dr. John record in the car the other evening, Declan and I had the following conversation: Declan: Mom, who is this? I feel like I’ve […]

    You rite baby, you rite

    While listening to the new Dr. John record in the car the other evening, Declan and I had the following conversation: Declan: Mom, who is this? I feel like I’ve […]

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  • We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

    Even kisses

    We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

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  • We had an hour or two to visit an art museum in another city the other day. No sooner had we hung up our coats than one of the volunteers […]

    I hate art scavenger hunts

    We had an hour or two to visit an art museum in another city the other day. No sooner had we hung up our coats than one of the volunteers […]

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  • I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

    The art of not knowing everything

    I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

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  • The last few weeks of no camp and parental work scrambling and no preschool have led to far more television consumption in this house than I would like to admit. […]

    Does Brian Williams live in our world?

    The last few weeks of no camp and parental work scrambling and no preschool have led to far more television consumption in this house than I would like to admit. […]

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  • 1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

    Things I did not know a month ago

    1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

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  • We spent some time on the playground today after camp – a common ritual for us. Declan spent much of the time playing spirited games with a group of kids, […]

    Baby’s first punch in the head

    We spent some time on the playground today after camp – a common ritual for us. Declan spent much of the time playing spirited games with a group of kids, […]

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  • The boy woke up before 6 a.m. the other day, wide-eyed and full of questions, starting with: “Mommy, when I was an egg in your womb, how did I break […]

    The dawning facts of life

    The boy woke up before 6 a.m. the other day, wide-eyed and full of questions, starting with: “Mommy, when I was an egg in your womb, how did I break […]

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  • My brother and I grew up looking at this painting. I remember laying on the shag carpet in the family room when I was a kid, staring up at it. […]

    The possibilities of a painting

    My brother and I grew up looking at this painting. I remember laying on the shag carpet in the family room when I was a kid, staring up at it. […]

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