Monthly Archives: November 2008

A Non-traditional Thanksgiving

In an effort to avoid the holiday fiasco of last year (two family members declared last Thanksgiving – the first in my new house – to be the “worst Thanksgiving ever” – one of those two people being my own … Continue reading

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Ghee-gle and other words that don't exist in the English language

My favorite aspect of learning a new language is how much the vocabulary (and sentence structure) reveals about that particular culture. For instance, f*** is NOT a cuss word in German – as far as I know, it’s not even … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fritters

A friend has requested this recipe and I couldn’t believe it wasn’t posted already. We used to make them all the time – but I guess that’s how things go. There are other dishes I used to make, practically blindfolded, … Continue reading

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DYI: How to Make Embroidered Monogrammed Hankies

Christian just fell asleep. He has just set a record for the most hours he has ever stayed awake consecutively – where has that second morning nap gone? I’ve taken to wearing him in a Moby wrap, which seems to … Continue reading

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I am from BOMbay! INdia!

Two days ago I was driving up to a posh gated neighborhood to drop off one of Bella’s friends. The road leads up to a neighborhood where the houses are $700,000 to at least a million, easy. I was stopped … Continue reading

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In the History of Negligent Mothering…

If there is one thing I tell every anxious new mom hovering over her baby; it’s, Every baby falls off the bed. Even my friend Darlene, who has been a parenting inspiration to me, has matter-a-factly said, Every one of … Continue reading

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Fall Movie Round-up

Although we now watch movies piecemeal when the baby is sleeping – we still seem to get through a good number of movies on DVD. Here are a few of my favorite from the last couple months. The Argentinian flick, … Continue reading

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Goya's "Los Caprichos" in OC

There is an unexpected gem of a show in the middle of Orange County; “Los Caprichos” is a complete set of 80 first edition etchings by Spanish artist Francisco Goya savagely skewering a formidable (and depressing) range of human vices … Continue reading

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Two Unrelated Parenting Questions

I am loving and the attachment parenting group that I have joined. I did find out that it’s NOT FREE, which slowed my happy skip for about a day, but other than that, meetup has provided a very practical, … Continue reading

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Chad and I (and by default, Christian) are back to eating wheat and dairy as of October 31. Bella’s birthday was November 1 and we were taking her and a friend to nice Italian place – and we figured it … Continue reading

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