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  • COVID19 life Parenting

    Thanksgiving 2020

    Another Thanksgiving in the books. We cooked, we dressed up, we used cloth napkins, and we stayed home. It was actually a glorious day. I did accidentally nap through my husband’s giant Zoomsgiving, but…

    November 27, 2020
  • Budget life Parenting

    Gifts Etc!

    Laura and I are recording a BOBW episode this morning on gifts, and I have to say — I’m feeling pretty uninspired when it comes to gifts for the kids right now. Here is…

    November 25, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    Generally Good Vibes

    Sunday was one of the best weekend family days in recent memory. We drove to the beach (in the rain!) and were rewarded with perfect weather — warm enough but no longer stifling. The…

    November 24, 2020
  • life Parenting

    Evenings Revisited

    I am inspired by Laura to write a post on the state of our evenings. Lest anyone think that my relative calm/okay state recently means that I have this whole parenting thing figured out…

    November 19, 2020
  • Parenting Work


    Last call week of 2020 – complete Unfortunately it rather badly – mostly because G WOULD NOT GO TO BED. I have no idea when the epic fight against bedtime ended, but I believe…

    November 10, 2020
  • Parenting Work

    You Win Some, You Lose Some

    You all always have the best reading recs – thank you! Yesterday’s WINS: ✅ Finishing I’d Give Anything (OMG, that ending!) ✅ Time block planning my work day and really killing it on the…

    October 28, 2020
  • COVID19 Parenting


    Family 5K We survived our first virtual 5K as a family on Sunday, held in support of A’s school. It was actually really fun. I decided that a 1 minute run / 2 minute…

    October 20, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    An Essentially Perfect Saturday

    Yesterday was an essentially perfect day, pandemic or not. I feel I must capture the events so that if I ever catch myself whining about how hard life is, I can remember that some…

    October 18, 2020
  • Parenting Weekend

    Saturday Hijinks

    First of all — another giant thank you to the many who responded to Lily (and Lily, who responded back so thoroughly and kindly!) on Thursday’s post! You all are amazing and make writing…

    October 17, 2020