Monthly Archives: April 2014

“My Wife’s Brother’s Wife’s Dad’s Second Cousin”

I’ve made it no secret that I’m related to Joe Flacco.  We haven’t managed to turn this close familial connection into season tickets for the Ravens yet (not that I really want them) but Nik did manage to work it … Continue reading

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Graying the Black and White (more on Mark’s birth story and clothes)

I tend to see the world in pretty stark black and white terms. For some reason, it’s harder for me to see the nuances.  I have to consciously work to to see the in-between shades of gray and sometimes I … Continue reading

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“Children of the Same Family”

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply:… from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen P.S. Clearly someone forgot to … Continue reading

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Someone Has Figured Out How to Climb Onto Chairs

We are in big trouble. Just a little pre-breakfast piano playing earlier this week! Don’t worry – I did take him down and move the chair back after taking these pictures!

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 9: Clothes (a really tricky problem that I don’t have a good solution for)

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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1000 Posts Giveaway Winner!

After a crazy week last week (baby puking is never fun), I’m finally back to announce the giveaway winner! Ellie had a lot of fun choosing pulling out the piece of paper, which announced that the winners are… Jennie and … Continue reading

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