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The past few Sundays — as her sister naps — Big Girl and I have been going for bike rides. We travel a half mile east, another half mile north, and then head east, north, and east again until we get to a local park. Inside, we slip onto the bike-only track. I won’t lie: […]

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This weekend was Big Girl’s birthday. To celebrate, we went into New York City and visited American Girl Place. We had dinner in the cafe, and shopped afterward for Big Girl’s very first real American Girl doll — number 35, a red-head with straight hair and green eyes. While we were there we made a […]

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My big girl’s play was today. I missed the 1 p.m. performance. I had a meeting I couldn’t get out of. She was the narrator. She was supposed to run onto the stage and start the play. Instead of running, though she tripped, or so my mother and husband told me. She went down hard, […]

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First, some disclosures. I do not like the water all that much. I don’t like getting my hair wet. I don’t like bathing suits. I hate the sun. (Pasty skin will do that to you.) Second, my big girl inherited my “love” of the water. I did not do this to her. My husband, a […]

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Take a look at the photo above. Ignore the fact that it is an obvious attempt to give my kids all the stuff I never had as a child. Also, that it looks like a daycare or a school. Then take another look. Know how much I paid for everything? About $300 total including the […]

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Seems like I am always late to post on Friday. End of the week catch-up, I guess. No theme today. Just some sites, services and stuff I’ve found in the past week. BookSwim. Last week I bought The Red Tent. It was our book club selection. I wanted to take it out of the library […]

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As regular readers might remember Big Girl learned to ride her bike a few weeks ago. As of this past weekend she was doing really well, but still needed to master some of the more difficult aspects of the task: turns, getting started on her own, weaving. So on Saturday I set out to teach […]

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Yesterday I decided to take the 20 minutes between when the big girl got off the bus and when the sitter came to try the whole bike riding thing again. Big Girl was thrilled. “No screaming,” she promised. We started down the street. She was shaky, but doing much better than she did the day […]

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Big Girl got her American Girl Bitty Baby when she was about three. I was in the city for a girls’ weekend with three of my good friends. We went to American Girl to look around. I ended up walking out with a set of Bitty Twins. I took one, while my friend, who has […]

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Do You Have 30 Hours of Free Time?

First off: My first two-post day! A friend just e-mailed an article to me and a few other friends. The Washington Post has a story written about some time management stats out of the University of Maryland. According to John Robinson, a researcher and time management guru, moms and dads have plenty of free time. […]

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