Category Archives: family

Summer Visit, Instagrammed

My sister was here for ten days with my two nieces, and I feel pretty sure that it was the highlight of my summer. With a highlight like that, I need the rest of the summer to recover anyway. Our … Continue reading

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Holiday Photo Rejects

I’ve always been a stickler for holiday cards. It’s a way of reaching out to friends and family at least once a year – catching up and extending good wishes. They’ve become more painful now that I have an extremely … Continue reading

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Beginning the Day with Thanks

I am thankful to have smart, fun friends. I am thankful for having a loving devoted husband who lets me pretend I wear the pants. And who works so that I can stay at home. I am thankful for two … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Songbae!

Christian is sleeping and I’m tearing myself away from my book (A Clash of Kings – the second in the Game of Thrones series) to write a happy birthday post for my brother. Especially seeing as how I never got … Continue reading

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I Swear I’m Not Controlling…

Well, maybe I am.* Here’s my suggested schedule for when my brother and sister visit next week. But truly, these are suggestions and totally up for revision and spontaneity. It’s just that I find it reassuring to work with even … Continue reading

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Too Long for a Tweet

I woke up this morning to dozens of birthday wishes in my mailbox, some from folks I haven’t seen in over twenty years. That is the strangeness and hilarity this side of facebook. My parents sang me Happy Birthday as … Continue reading

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Santa’s Last-Minute Workings

Reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides which doesn’t sound like a very Christmas-y book (it’s not), but it IS all about family and history. It got me thinking about how easy it is to lose our family history – sadly, it … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks at Jalama

Camping at the beach is always a treat in SoCal. To the coastline I say: I love your bone structure. No cell phone reception for 48 hours helped me stay focused on the moment. My husband was content and my … Continue reading

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Four Ways to be Closer to Your Siblings

I’m pleasantly working my way through a stack of Real Simple magazine back issues. Let me know if you would like me to pass them on to you next. I enjoyed family-relationship expert Jane Isay’s “10 ways to be closer … Continue reading

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Happy 40th, Little Sis!

As my little sister, you may have suffered the brunt of my critical eye – but not only did you survive my sibling torture, you have flourished in this world and really impressed the heck out of all of us … Continue reading

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