Category Archives: marriage

I wear my heart on my sleeve (except on Valentine’s Day)

I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I don’t like Valentine’s Day for completely rational reasons, things I know bug other people about the holiday. Sure, I spent many (okay, most) of the Valentine’s Days of years pre-marriage by myself or … Continue reading

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The analog chronicle: one account of daily journaling

When I discovered my little blue book at the stationer’s store in Boston, I fell instantly in love with the daily chronicle. The book–part perpetual calendar and part happiness journal–allotted five lines a day for five years running. I tried … Continue reading

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what I know after 9 years of marriage

I had no idea that marriage would be like this. As a kid, I never dreamed up a wedding or fantasized about my future husband. As an adolescent, the idea of marriage could not have felt further off. I didn’t … Continue reading

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It feels like we just got started….

It’s over. Kindergarten is over. 182 days completely and utterly finished. I should not be surprised. For the last few weeks, my older daughter has counted down the days until her last day of kindergarten. With each pronouncement, though, I secretly … Continue reading

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I feel lightness….

I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea about my present state of mind. Re-reading my last few posts–laments on my August slump, my daughter’s first day of school, and my coming career exploration–I just realized that I seem melancholy. On … Continue reading

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being 36

Spring birthdays in New England can be unpredictable. Some years, it’s turtleneck weather, and other years, it’s sandals season. The night before my birthday, I slept well. I woke up to a sunny morning. Sandals it is. I treasure my birthday. I know that … Continue reading

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Dear Proctor and Gamble, Where are all the dads?

17 days until the Winter Olympics begin. Several weeks ago, I saw murmurs about this Proctor and Gamble Sochi ’14 ad. I ignored them.  As we get closer to the lighting of the torch, however, this ad will start making … Continue reading

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Making the next 52 weeks count

We only get 365 days in a year. Three of them are already done in 2014. And in those three days, I cooked two new recipes (fried rice and sweet potato/black bean tacos), did some good reading, applied for a … Continue reading

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Happiest of new years!

I think my first resolution for the new year is to STOP writing things like “I can hardly believe that it’s already September” or “I can hardly believe that it’s December 31st” as I just started to type. Time passes … Continue reading

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My life is in boxes: reflections on making a home

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we are moving.  Life has a way of making big changes feel ill-timed.  The past few weeks have been full of planned and unexpected transitions.  Even though we’re moving less than three miles … Continue reading

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