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: […]


              Bullet point Thursday

              Last night I got TWO, not one but TWO, “You got its” from the yoga instructor. To be fair: Amy wasn’t there today to be his favorite beloved– but a teacher’s pet wannabe will take any edge she can get. (Also: as a result of my extra-hard work last night, this morning I […]


                A thought on parenting

                This is something that’s been sort of swirling around in my head for a month or so now, and in a larger sense for a couple of years: being a parent is about putting in the time. As sweet as he was and as much as we loved him, Cam was a challenging and […]


                  Thirteen

                  My intention, on August 8, 2003, had been to pass my weekly NST and go back to the office. Instead, after thirty minutes or so, the resident came into the room and said, “You have a beautiful contraction pattern. We’ve called for a wheelchair to take you to Labor and Delivery.” After twelve hours of […]


                    Gabby the Style Consultant

                    Dave was showing the girls a bunch of photos from my childhood, from my early twenties, etc. Here are some assorted comments made by Gabby: “Ohhhhh, Mom, now THAT’S a style!” “Is- is that whole thing one person’s hair?” “You really had a lot of turtlenecks back in the day.” “What did people […]


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