Neighbors

When we moved into our neighborhood, almost six years ago, I immediately made a connection with the gal three doors down.  Her name is Stephanie and her boyfriend is Stephen.  Then we met our octogenarian neighbors Martha and Mario.  It was like we’d moved into some alternative matching name world…

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The Dark Side

Years ago when James and I lived in Mountain View, we went to the movies almost every weekend.  James loves the movies.  I’ll never forget the time he talked me into going to see The Lord of the Rings. There was a line to get in.  And I do not…

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The Perfect Day

Last weekend was possibly the most blissful weather in recent memory.  Our “Valentime’s Day” was perfect.  We awoke to a breakfast table piled with little boxes of love and homemade cards.  We had a great morning at swimming lessons and then a tasty lunch in Santa Cruz at burger.  And…

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Trending Now

Over the course of almost six years of child development experience, it has been interesting, fun, hilarious, and at times, alarming, to witness the process of language development. The first real example James and I noted was probably when Jake was two, nearing three.  He started peppering each conversation with…

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LEGOLAND

When JJ was three, my friend Jamie told me her son Jack (just five months older than Jake), loved Legos and could spend hours entertaining himself with these little plastic bricks.  At the time, we had had a fire truck for about a year that was super complex to put…

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And Another One Gone…

During the majority of last year, we were crazy for Wild Kratts.  Addicted.  Obsessed.  Though I try to avoid that particularly overutilized word.  Magazines these days are filled with women obsessed with every new latte, lipstick and song they come across. Anyway, for those of you not steeped in the…

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