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happy now?

Seriously (or not), how can this photo not make you smile? Alex and her bff, Kelly, on Friday night. We took them to Mikuni’s to celebrate the end of tenth grade…sushi and cosmos (the cosmos for me) all around. And … Continue reading

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The answer to raising teens…

I have successfully raised one teenager and am working on my second. Truth be told, the first one was going to turn out fine in spite of a few Mommy Hall of Shame moments. But I have just now realized … Continue reading

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party like it’s 1994

I don’t love my own birthday, but I do love giving my girls birthday parties. I never understood the every-other-year concept, when you could do this every single year…well, at least until they are 15 (I do, however, totally endorse … Continue reading

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the chocolate chip cookie ice cream thingy

Last night Alex had big plans with her friends. It was to be their annual corn maze expedition, traditionally done the night before Halloween, this time postponed for homework (such is the life of a ninth grader). They had planned … Continue reading

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welcome to 9th grade

Ok, so that went by fast. An hour ago we were ushering Kate to kindergarten in her pink flowered sun dress. I was pregnant with Alex, and had a short reprieve from the IV (I was one sick momma) to … Continue reading

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she’s home!

Picked up Kate from the SF airport. I didn’t even recognize her with her dark hair and euro-girl scarf. She hasn’t been home since December, the longest we have ever gone without her. (Clarification: we have been to Vancouver, but … Continue reading

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belly laughs

Gosh, they are such a good thing. Last night when I was coming home from work, I was intercepted by one of Alex’s oldest friends, his new puppy and one of his best friends. Somehow we all had way too … Continue reading

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