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B is for (Pierre) Bonnard: Sketching and still life

For our second “A is for Artist” installment, we fieldtripped over to the PMA to learn about Post Impressionist painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard. But first, we attended the very important business of splashing in giant puddles. The PMA houses … Continue reading

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Big questions without answers

We are no strangers to big questions around here, but lately they have been coming more and more from Remy. For a while they were anatomically-based: the benefits of having a doctor daddy and, more specifically, a doctor daddy who … Continue reading

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Passing On the “Love of Reading” Torch

When Elijah was a few days old and his sleepy jaundiced state wore off, Joe went back to work and I faced the chasm of hours alone with a newborn, a species wholly unknown to me. “Um, what I am … Continue reading

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Our (3rd) Family Trip to Disney and Some Tips

We just came back from our 3rd go-round of Disney World with the kids. I know there is something very first-world-problemy about describing a Disney vacation with the Dickensian quote “It was the best of times and the worst of … Continue reading

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New beginnings and old friends

Elijah and Remy went back at school on Wednesday: And while Remy was totally ready (she started saying in late July, “I a little bit miss my friends and my teachers.”), Elijah was pretty anxious. Although he loved school last … Continue reading

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Ella’s Visit: One of Our Favorite Summer Traditions

In a tradition that began last year and that we hope continues for years to come, we have been lucky enough to “host” Remy and Elijah’s cousin Ella. She fits so easily into our family, and is such a helpful, … Continue reading

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The Cape, or What a Vacation Should Look Like

Last year I wrote about how our vacations were just beginning to feel like real vacations again. This year’s Cape trip continued in that direction: it actually resembled a vacation from our pre-kids days. Joe and I are not the … Continue reading

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