How Gabby handles Dave.

[Background info: earlier this week, Gabby left a Post-It note that she had an after-school activity and needed a pickup. Dave read her the riot act about not planning ahead. I wasn’t home to witness, but from what I heard later, it was apparently quite the riot.]

GABBY: Mom, when Dad gets off the phone, […]


    In Which Addie Has Big News

    ADDIE J: Mom!!!! Guess what!!! JULIE: What? ADDIE J: The Cubs are in the World Series!! They haven’t done that in, like, 400 years and they are going to play tonight!! JULIE: ……..Wow, that’s amazing! Thanks for telling me! ADDIE J: You should tell EVERYONE!   Dear everyone: see […]


      Anniversary Surprise

      October 10 was our eighteenth anniversary. Dave and I didn’t go big this year: we made a reservation at a restaurant we’d been wanting to try. He had a lovely vase of flowers delivered to our table…. and okay fine I bought him a pack of performance socks BUT HE WANTED THEM I SWEAR. We […]


        Halloween: Crafting is Scary

        So. Okay. As we all know, I am not necessarily crafty. It’s not that I can’t- it’s more like the activity of crafting makes me want to die. This is my Halloween nightmare: at every turn, I am required to freaking craft something.

        Exhibit A: Gabby wants to wear a Day of the Dead […]


          The Art of Forgetting Stuff

          All three kids went through a time in their lives when they were constantly forgetting things: their homework at school. Their water bottles at practice. We would be headed to dance and Gabby would say, “…Oh. I don’t have my shoes.” Your shoes? We are going to an activity you cannot complete without your […]


            Gabbyisms

            JULIE: How did today go?

            GABBY: We’re still doing archery in gym, and I set the record for most arrows lost in one day.

            JULIE: Way to reach for the stars, kid.


              Gabbyisms

              Mom, I’m kind of an Edgar Allen Poe situation in that I’m a little bit crazy, I’m not everyone’s flavor– but no one can deny that I’m really good at what I do.  -Gabby


                Sickies

                We had a whirlwind illness fly through the house this week. It was crazy: on Sunday we went to a birthday party (this becomes important later). Monday all was well all day. I went to 8pm yoga and spent some time chatting with my former yoga enemy, who is now my fellow Head of […]


                  Fifteen Years Later

                  Fifteen years ago, I was living in the city with my husband and my brand-new baby. My sister called me early in the morning and told me to put on the news. I still remember the shock of watching the towers fall, unable to wrap my mind around it, unable to grasp it.

                  This […]


                    Adventures in Parenting

                    JULIE: Good night.

                    KID: Mom- before I go to bed, there are two things I want to talk to you about.

                    JULIE: Okay?

                    KID: Number one: I have questions about faith versus science, and I’m not sure what I believe or even how to believe in both at the same time? ….And number two: […]


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