Posts Tagged: "Quinn"

Speeding Up and Slowing Down

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Quinn started taking her first steps over the Thanksgiving weekend. At first, it was only a few steps — taken very tentatively — between two pieces of furniture placed closely together. A little over a...

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Tones of Home

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Last week, Chris and I drove to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. Chris’ family is from New Jersey, and many of his aunts and uncles and cousins still live there. He hasn’t seen many of them...

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Not Martha

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I am a crafty mutha. I can sew, I can bake, I can decoupage with the best of them, and I know my way around a Dremel. You show me something cute, and my first...

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Birthdays

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Right as Quinn was coming up on 9 months this week, I celebrated 34. I can’t say that welcoming 34 was anything special. We had some friends over and enjoyed some delicious food and some...

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Even though I have only been a parent a short time, I often find myself reflecting on what it means to serve in that role: What my actions mean for my daughter’s current and future happiness, how the decisions I make will shape who she becomes, and the type of relationship we will have when...

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For the first several months of my daughter’s life, I was nothing but enamored with her. Aside from the occasional meltdown during the first few psychotic postpartum weeks, I’ve surprised myself by really enjoying motherhood and adopting this Madonna-like level of beatific motherly calm. Maybe that just sounds like typical new-mother cliche speak, so I...

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    Six months and nine days ago, I had a baby. Four months and two days ago, I started a new job. Six days ago, I moved in to a new house — the first house I’ve ever bought. Oh, and in the meantime, I also started three new blogs and picked up a...

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