Monthly Archives: April 2010

Letter to Christian at 23 Months

Dear Baby, Forgive my endless hugging and smooching, but you are almost two years old. It is sending me into a near-panic to have you grow up so fast. [youtube=] I also have moments of wondering if you are going … Continue reading

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Camping at Point Mugu State Park

[youtube=] It is pretty amazing to live in California and have access to so many state parks and beaches. Last month we spent a couple nights camping on the coast (and I mean, really, on the coast) in Ventura County, … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

We’re getting ready for our annual World Breastfeeding Week Family Picnic. I’m in charge of the vendors. This is the meetup description I posted for my attachment parenting meetup group. YOU ARE INVITED! COME AND HAVE FUN WITH US! August … Continue reading

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Breaking News

[The strike lasted three days. Here is an article at the oc register recapping what happened and what was tentatively resolved.] The teachers’ union of Capo Unified has officially announced a teacher strike starting tomorrow. An email from the principal … Continue reading

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Making a Crown

Making a crown out of felt is laughably easy; the entire thing can be handstitched in a sitting while watching your kids play. The trick is to put together a decent pattern – one that is crown-like. A crown that … Continue reading

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A Slight Chance of Meatballs

To change things up a bit in the kitchen, I also love to dip into an issue of Cooks Illustrated, especially now that I’ve discovered that my local library has a subscription (grrr – last two times though somebody has … Continue reading

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Giving In

It’s not the best book I’ve read in the last year – but aside from the occasional eyeball rolling, I did really enjoy Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love. I think I resisted reading it, despite all the hype (it … Continue reading

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Pieter Hugo

Following his popular solo NYC show,  “The Hyena and Other Men,” which captures street performers (and their children) with their muzzled hyenas during off-hours in large-format photographs, Hugo takes theatricality a step further in his new body of work, “Nollywood.” … Continue reading

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Late night convo with hubby

Late Me (crawling into bed after an unexpected treat of eating buttered toast, drinking tea, and reading People magazine by myself): Did you know Robin Wright and Sean Penn broke up? And Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet? Chad (sleepily): Mhhhmph.Yeah, … Continue reading

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FYI Re: Songbae in Bishtek, Kyrgyszstan

Bishtek Updates (since people keep asking)\ April 17 clarifications: “1) They were considering evacuating us to Kazakhstan but they never did 2) I was hired as interim CFO for Kompanion, which is Mercy Corps microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan.” April 11, … Continue reading

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