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neighborhood bunnies


We were slowly pulling away from dropping off a friend yesterday when W chirped from the backseat, "Mama! Bunny!" I slowed the car down even more and pulled over and we watched two bunnies play a game of leap the frog on a neighborhood sidewalk. W whispered, "take a picture" and I pulled out my phone from my bag and took a quick snap from across … [Read More...]

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w at playground

sir and ma’am

The other evening W was stretching out in the pool to hand a kick board to a boy about his age. The pool was a bit loud, there was your typical outdoor summer … [Read More...]

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day at the beach

teaching him to love the ocean, again

When I was pregnant with W I became obsessed with something very ridiculous. I had grown to detest the city we were living in because it was all jumbled up and connected to Alzheimer's and caregiving and hospitals and a very difficult era of my life. Since our … [Read More...]

w on a hot day

more car talk

W: I saw Wonder Woman on your computer. Me: I'm working on an article about her. She's filming a new movie right now called Batman vs Superman W: Who does Wonder Woman vs? W: So can we go to the movie when it comes out? The Wonder Woman movie? Me: Sure. … [Read More...]



I fell in love with a neighborhood this weekend. It felt so perfect. I realized as I was walking through, it was the smell of these blooms doing their magic. The intoxicating olfactory memory carried me to the backyard at my grandparent's house. I really am … [Read More...]

a list of what is good

I have been making writing here a priority every week day. That means: show up, write, mark the day. Too many days go by where I skip saying or writing anything because I have mismanaged my time or I feel like I have nothing of value to say. Value? Writing is … [Read More...]

weary wednesday

wednesdays are weary

With school over W is in this pre official camp kind of camp experience. His school is open and he is still going, but activities are pretty chill and lax and that is just fine for everyone involved. Just before the summer officially began I shuffled W's … [Read More...]

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