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I’m not so concerned anymore with remembering the first time you showed me your “pincer grip,” but I want to remember forever the time when I offered you more yogurt and you pushed away the spoon, flung your foot up on the table and started sucking on your big toe instead. Continue reading

On “Having it All,” Paycheck and Prestige Optional
Thoughts

On “Having it All,” Paycheck and Prestige Optional

This post you are about to read isn’t really about “having it all.” It’s not about being a stay-at-home Mama versus a working-outside-the-home Mama–I imagine I’ll be both at different times in my life. Instead its an epilogue of sorts for the Confessions of a Temporary Housewife series I did over two years ago and an answer to the question: “what would an ambitious young woman feel like, what might happen, if she opted out of the rat race described in The Atlantic article?” Continue reading

The Weekend
Around Town / Family / Moments

The Weekend

I had such big plans for this weekend. I had hoped we could grill out, go to a crawfish boil at Bayou Bakery, visit the DC Capital BBQ Festival, go to a Thai cultural festival in Georgetown, make a super-involved meatloaf recipe, make dumplings and go to our favorite Sichuanese restaurant in the District. Clearly I must have been delusional when I thought of the above plan for the weekend. Delusional and very hungry. Continue reading

Life Lessons from Overseas: Culture Questions
Life Lessons from Overseas / Travel

Life Lessons from Overseas: Culture Questions

how do you stay sane having to constantly operate in two or more cultures? What do you do when the right thing to do in one culture is the very wrong thing to do in another–how do you pick which set of etiquette and norms for any given circumstance and what can you do to avoid feeling constantly confused or even angry when things in the foreign culture aren’t the way your culture would have you believe they “should” be? It’s easy to say “When in Rome,” but really? For all situations? Continue reading

A Few Things
Thoughts

A Few Things

While I’m finishing up this week’s Life Lessons post, I thought I’d post something silly and light to pass the time. One of the great things about having a blog is that a blog is not the same as a mirror.  What I write is not necessarily a perfect portrayal of who I am as … Continue reading

The Weekend
Around Town / Baby / Moments

The Weekend

Will’s “For the love of all things holy, dad!  Hand over the frozen yogurt!” face This weekend we: made our (second) attempt at visiting the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, but owing to a rather rare and surprisingly vocal vote of descent from the youngest member of the group, we ended up instead making a frozen … Continue reading

Father’s Day
Baby / Family

Father’s Day

Sometimes being with Will all day long, it’s easy to think that I somehow know and give my little boy everything he needs. And then I see him with his daddy. Has this scenario ever happened in your house? “No, don’t flip him upside down!  He doesn’t like….oh wait, ok.  Nevermind, he’s laughing.” My son … Continue reading