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Mama G
New York
Former English teacher, technology journalist, now stay-at-home-mama
Interests: knitting, running, being outside, cooking, reading, education, fretting
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The mosquitoes haven't fully descended so we are making use of he garden as much as possible. Once the biters are here, they are too thick and determined, even with bug spray (Badger spray, you are amazing). Juniper and Carver... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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Aunty Cake hates seeing food shots. Aunty Cake, this post is not for you! I can't help it, I fell off the food wagon and have been killing myself to get back on. Planned meals are far easier to work... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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We were trying to have a chat with Nana but our connection went goofy more than once. While waiting for her to come back online, we thought. We considered. We made a discovery! Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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This is what happens when Uncle J and Aunt E come to town. They walk in, squeals, hellos, jumping around, and then books on the couch. None of the them seem to tire of this ritual. At the Prospect Park... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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Apr 23, 2013
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Carver is following in Juniper's footsteps, taking a music and art class at where she did, and loving it, as she did. His hand skills aren't as keen and I'm not sure if he likes art as she does because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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Our exciting subway ride to the Met wasn't the best part of our day. Before we went, we scoured the museum's family map for art we might recognize (more than you'd think!) and art we'd like to see. Our friend,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
We ride the subway a lot. A lot. Unless we're on the bike or borrowing our friend's car (phew, it saved our bacon this winter), we are on the trains. Two to school, two home. For Carver and me, that's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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I kept several of my childhood books because I loved them and I hoped to share them with my own children. Maybe I was an odd child. I loved the Brothers Grimm and wonder what I did with the collection... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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Friends from Juniper's school suggested meeting up for dim sum before watching the Chinese New Year's parade. We'd wanted to go before, but hadn't made it. Until now! Juniper's class had been studying Chinese New Year so the parade made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
Such a beautiful collection. Happily moving us towards spring.
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My laptop is on drugs. Pages open mysteriously, screens swipe away. In truth, my laptop is old and the trackpad is on its last legs, but it's more fun to think of it as being inebriated or infected or taken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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There are signs all around us. This isn't a metaphysical view of the world, rather, just a few of the signs amusing or interesting and have caught my eye. Even brooms want to feel useful. Science Room, Brooklyn New School... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
I've had these shoes on my radar (thanks to you) and now I've bumped them up the ladder of desire. I'm sure the boots will be awesome.
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Well, given that most of you who peek at this blog are either old friends or related to me, you probalby know that Juniper turned four a couple of months ago. We had a rush of activity. My parents visiting,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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Dear Mom, We had a lovely Christmas this year even without the snow. We woke up not too early to giggles and excitement. I asked Juniper to turn the tree lights on (her job). J: I have to move my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
Swan Island yarn is fantastic. I bought a skein in charcoal and Fibre Company Acadia for a hat for my husband. Great yardage, felt wonderful to knit. The darker colors will bleed on your hands for those not used to natural dyes, but one wash and all good.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2013 on warming at SouleMama
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Thanks, Nelson! I'm glad you stopped by. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2013 on Two at The Kitchen Table
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Up until this afternoon, he was telling everyone that he was almost two. But officially, he is two. Today was a sunny day, cold and crisp, brilliant in the sunlight. So bright, he wore his new sunglasses all day. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
I love the idea of spinning and fear the rabbit hole of fiber love I know it will be. Spinning wheels are such beautiful things with possibilities of rhythm, tranquility, and creativity. These are especially beautiful.
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LOL, thank you. It was done before Christmas but I was holding on to it. The yarn, people don't use manos del uruguay enough. So great. Me, one fav on Rav. soulemama, 59 as of noon. I feel inadequate. ;) Seriously, I'd like him to wear it every day. I complain about the hood directions, but I'm pretty sure I'll be knitting ga couple more. Our holidays were lovely as I hope (and am pretty sure given the posts) yours were. I love your advent calendar. I thought I had mine worked out to make this year, but then I saw yours. They'd dig it. I'm not sure if tis' the design or that the old peeps made it that is the best part. Probably the latter. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2013 on Finished Objects at The Kitchen Table
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Before you think, wow, look at all those things she's knit! Let me pull the wool from your eyes. Most people post finished items and so it can seem like we spend all our time knitting and have some magic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at The Kitchen Table
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You can lead the child to a camera and then ... she refuses to turn the flash off. I downloaded 217 photos from the camera to my computer. I've deleted about a dozen, but thought I'd share what she sees.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at The Kitchen Table
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My planning didn't include what to make for Christmas Eve dinner nor did it include anything but the roast beef for Christmas Day (and then we had Christmas Day dinner on the 26th). For Christmas Eve, we decided on fish... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at The Kitchen Table
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The last time Bama, Rabbit, and I were in Grand Central Station (technically Terminal), Rabbit was eight months old or so and we were headed to Dia: Beacon to look at some fantastic art installations with the O'Reilly Griffiths. Bama... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at The Kitchen Table