My First Earthquake

Getting a line on the phones right now is like winning the lottery, but we’re all fine after today’s earthquake.  I know you’ll all think I’m a big nerd for saying this, but it was a little bit cool!  (I’ve been here for four years already, it was about time I felt something!) I happened […]

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Panic at the Pool

Our routine for the wading pool is as follows: Park the stroller at the bench near our friends.  Little Red takes of shirt and shoes and gets into the pool.  I undress Boy Blue and put him in the pool.  Then I go back to get Aiden and sit on the side of the pool. […]

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(shamelessly stolen from April) 1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! 2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually […]

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Happy Nappy

It’s a tricky thing to get all three boys to sleep in the afternoon, let alone to have the sleep overlap.  I was very concerned on our walk home from the park that I had lost it again this afternoon, as Aiden was fading and Boy Blue was out.  As far as I was concerned, Little Red […]

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I’m Here Until I’m Not

I fell off the wagon. Hello, my name is Heather, and I’m addicted to  I had been clean for two months but I slipped again last week. This time I moved our family to Anchorage, Alaska.  I even figured out which neighbourhood we’d likely move, and I investigated the schools.  I was already planning […]

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“You Eat with These Teeth?”

Last year I went to the dentist for the first time in a decade.  I was so embarassed that I had two cavities and have worked diligently this past year to undo the damage of pregnancies and professional absence.  At Christmas when I went in for my check-up I was relieved that there were no […]

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True. It’s the most important thing I learned from three years in Virginia.

A week or so ago, Paul came into the bedroom.  “You know, Numb3rs is on.” “Yes.”  I replied.  “But it’s a rerun.  I’m watching this thing on the civil war.” “Oh,” he said, very sarcastically, “because you haven’t seen that before.” “Sure.  But this time the South is going to win.”  And they will.  I […]

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