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How to give your kid the best lunchbox

By kate on September 3rd, 2014

In honor of the first day of school, I’d like to share an idea that will ensure your kid has the most unique and awesome lunchbox in class. I’ve long been a fan of metal lunchboxes. The soft, insulated ones are hard to clean when new and impossible to clean once they get some use […]

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A Sad Announcement

By kate on November 12th, 2009

[Also cross-posted to Steve’s blog at] Steve and I would like to share some sad news: we are separating. For almost two months, we’ve been doing a trial separation while (mostly) staying in our house, staying in separate rooms and switching off weekends as we figured everything out. At this point, it looks pretty […]

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Simple Gifts

By kate on January 20th, 2009

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves in a place just right ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. ‘Tis the gift to be gentle, ’tis the gift to be fair ‘Tis […]

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Parenting and semantics

By kate on August 5th, 2008

Sometimes you can bang your head against the wall to get an idea across to your child, and in the end getting just the right turn of phrase makes all the difference. My brilliant husband has a real knack for coming up with small ideas that really get through to Ruby and make our parenting […]

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Grandmom was a Blogger

By kate on May 3rd, 2007

Before she died several years ago, my father’s mother, Grandmom, kept in touch with my parents by sending them cut-out newspaper articles she thought they’d find interesting. I remember my parents rolling their eyes good-naturedly as her cut-outs became more and more prolific. Then, lately, I’ve noticed my parents doing the same thing, particularly my […]

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Forgetting the obvious

By kate on November 26th, 2005

For Thanksgiving, we hung out with my family, including our nephew Asher, who is an incredibly delightful child. I love watching his self-possession as he carefully explores objects and people, and it reminded me of something I’d forgotten. For a while, I’ve been thinking of this alien thing called “baby” that we’re expecting… a weird […]

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