Fits & Starts

There is a new Jake in town.  I don’t know what it is exactly… a change of routine?  A change in school?  A change in his little 15-month old brain?  That often cited, potentially theoretical phenomenon called “teething”? Almost overnight, everything about Jacob is meltdown-worthy.  Bath time’s over?  Nooooooooooooo!!  Put…

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The Torture Gene

Newsflash: They have finally discovered the torture gene.  It is passed down through the maternal grandmother and can, in fact, skip a generation.  I work for a famous biotechnology company so, of course, I am privy to this type of super secret genetic informational scoop.  You read it here first.…

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Rubberneckers

We’ve been cruising along the freeway of parenthood for 15 months now.  Of course there have been some sections of the road that seem to be maintained by the City of San Jose, some nausea inducing curves, and a few times we may have been asleep at the wheel. Just…

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Bubbles

Last week was the longest I’ve ever been away from Jakey.  4 nights in the steam bath that is Miami in June.  More importantly, it was the longest I’ve ever been away from both Jakey and James together.  We are all still recovering and in need of some pampering. Speaking…

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Jakey: A Poem

My bra is in the kitchen. The ottoman is in the hall.  There’s a block in the shower, Things are up at least 3 feet tall. An empty TP roll in the dishwasher, My folded clothes were pulled out of the drawer, Brand-new swimmy diapers in the hamper, Clean clothes strewn about the…

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