back in the saddle

Feb 25, 2011 by

wow. it’s been a while. hi again, friends! i woke up tuesday morning and thought to myself for the first time in months and...

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there’s always tomorrow

Sep 13, 2010 by

i need a morning sitting at this desk. i want a morning to play dollhouse with pippa. to lounge around since the house is clean, and...

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my big girl

Sep 3, 2010 by

i’m realizing more & more that i have to document piper & i’s little conversations because they’re really...

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god willin and the creek don&#...

Aug 17, 2010 by

i have two hours. two hours until i escape from the nuthouse and head into boston to see ray lamontagne and david gray at the bank of...

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best monday ever.

Aug 16, 2010 by

this is what i’m doing today: i know, it’s not very exciting. but if you’re an organizational freak...

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stratton 5

Aug 13, 2010 by

this pregnancy, a lot of people keep commenting on how big my belly is. (every woman’s dream, hearing ‘wow, you look...

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Aug 10, 2010 by

okay, so old habits die hard. and despite humid 89 degree weather… yes, i was in the garden weeding. and yes, i did have to use...

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where my kids at?

Aug 9, 2010 by

my friend nickey sent this link to me today and i almost peed my pants. i’m suddenly rethinking this whole car thing– i...

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a perfectionist manifesto

Aug 5, 2010 by

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.” -Saint Augustine the past few months have been an...

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straight up

Jul 17, 2010 by

let’s be frank: i think i might need one of these today: was 95 degrees and humidand: i am almost 6 months pregnantwith: poison...

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dear piper, 2010

Jul 16, 2010 by

dear piper,when you were born, i imagined you would be the serious one. as it was, your brother and i were handling silly quite well,...

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piper’s picture post

Jul 15, 2010 by

in honor of my pippi doodle bug, my pippa, my pipski, my pip, my whiner, my demander, my snuggler, my goof, my silly, quick-to-smile,...

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fast, sexy, and seats 7

Jul 13, 2010 by

growing up, my father, who is a guy who knows cars, grew up working on cars, hot wiring and stealing cars, and just loving cars in...

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whoa whoa.

Jul 12, 2010 by

wait- is piper really turning 2 on friday?! and am i really 5 1/2 months pregnant?! and have i seriously only blogged 8 times since...

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Don’t say no one ever to...

Jul 9, 2010 by

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book Committed (a follow-up of sorts to the ever-popular...

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spring scrub and grub!

May 14, 2010 by

well, in case you live under a rock, i’ve been planning a fundraiser for new hope over the past few weeks (hence my MIA...

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you need this.

May 11, 2010 by

this is not a matter of wanting.this is a matter of life or death.of necessity. you need this. what is this, you ask? it is the is9100...

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the real diehl

May 8, 2010 by

i know, i know. i couldn’t help myself with the homophone. it’s just true: john diehl is the real deal. i asked johnny if...

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tired much?

May 7, 2010 by

last night, after dinner, per my usual, i had to lay down on the couch and take 5. for some reason, after i eat any meal, i feel far...

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laying it on thick

May 6, 2010 by

i’m making lunch this afternoon and elias is shouts from the toy room:“mom, it’s so great of you that you’re...

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May 5, 2010 by

i read a great book years ago called “having a mary heart in a martha world” by joanna weaver. it talks about the story...

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things i don’t want to t...

Apr 29, 2010 by

i don’t want to talk about, ie, blog about (and yet, here i am?): how tired i am. how busy the past few weeks have been. how...

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Apr 21, 2010 by

yeah. this is the kind of day i had yesterday. not pretty.ugh. is it just me, or do kids like to misbehave more when you’re...

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one more

Apr 14, 2010 by

okay- one more for the pink team: charleston, and call her “charlie” i always loved the nickname charlie for a girl (i...

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