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amalah
Washington, DC
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WORLD'S MOST CONVOLUTED DISCLOSURE: We went to Hersheypark this weekend as part of sponsored campaign with AlphaMom.com, which is where my "official" (and hopefully servicey-yet-entertaining) sponsored post will appear, probably sometime early next week. This is a non-sponsored post about... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at amalah . com
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What a week. With all the dog eyeball drama, cats jumping out of second-story windows and babies graduating from preschool, it's all been A Little Much. Make that way too much. Ike's preschool did a whole proper graduation ceremony, with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at amalah . com
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So I was going to write about how I had to take Beau to the vet yesterday because he got an (admittedly much-deserved) swat to his eyeball from one of the cats, but then that pet antic got roundly and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at amalah . com
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I found this in the back of the refrigerator today. Okay, that's kind of a fib. I've known it's been there for awhile. Probably since the day after Max died. I just...couldn't deal with it, so it slowly got pushed... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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At some point last night, both cats (now mostly officially known as Finnie and ReyRey, shutup) emerged from underneath our bed and decided it was time for a takeover. OF PERSONALITY. They played, they nuzzled, they cuddled, they had some... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at amalah . com
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The cats! The cats are here! I bet you want to see some cat photos. Good because I have a lot of cat photos. Outstanding camera work, self. We brought them home last night and they immediately fled under the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at amalah . com
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So on the one hand, it's probably some form of public service to immediately let visitors know that yes, a crazy person lives here. On the other hand, I'm totally HA HA-ing myself, Nelson style right now. What a dork.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at amalah . com
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I'm having a minor-to-possibly-fatal case of writer's block this week. After tackling a Real Grown-Up Type Article (That Required Me To Read Science-y Stuff And Talk To A Fellow Grown-Up On The Phone And Everything) for AlphaMom on Tuesday, I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. I just had to do math on my fingers to figure out how long we've been using the Blue Apron service. It was either that or count the recipe cards, which, I mean:... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at amalah . com
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I sent a gushing series of updates to Beau's foster mom and the rescue's adoption coordinator last week, letting them both know how well he's settled in and how happy we all are together. He really is doing SO GREAT.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at amalah . com
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This week, our elementary school challenged students to go screen-free for seven days. No TV, video games, phones/tablets, the whole shebang. Anyone who participates gets a certificate and an invitation to a special ice cream party at school. ME: GUESS... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by CANIDAE®. When we adopted Beau, his foster mom gave us a small container of his current food, just enough for us to transition him over to the food of our choice. She said this, then... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at amalah . com
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This morning Ike insisted on bringing his current-new-favorite-toy-ever in the car on the way to preschool. It's a crappy plastic toy from a Happy Meal (come at me bro) and also kind of creepy: It's the dog from Adventure Time,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at amalah . com
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Before I left for my (brief, more-time-on-planes-than-on-the-ground) trip to California (for all of one day at the Mom 2.0 Summit), I had a LOT of shit to get done. Important shit. Like this: My track record for chaperoning field trips... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at amalah . com
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I was looking through my phone's (embarrassingly bloated and disorganized) camera roll last night and came across the photos from Beau's adoption listing. Here he is pre- and post-haircut: I didn't want to post anything until he was 100% for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by The Bouqs Company. So the lovely folks at The Bouqs Company asked if I would like to write another post for them, and like last time, included codes for two of their glorious sustainably and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at amalah . com
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Wow, what a completely boring, uneventful weekend we just had. Amazing how much life calms down once all your pets stop dying. Jason's company threw a party at an Orioles game; I did not attend, even though I am once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at amalah . com
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What are we doing in this room, Mom? Huh, Mom? This room is gross, Mom. What are we doing, Mom? Oh no. Oh no no noooooo. I regret many things. What even just happened. What is my life. Much ponder.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at amalah . com
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So Not-So-Baby Ike got his hair cut this weekend. He is still kinda mad at me about it. I fully admit that I accidentally created a Hairz Monzter, a kid whose long blond hair became a really big part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at amalah . com
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We spent all weekend outside, with Jason finally getting to plant the proper non-container vegetable garden of his dreams in the backyard, while I sullenly weeded and pruned and planted shit in the front. This was my halfhearted response to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at amalah . com
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I've been asked that question a lot lately. Overall, I think the boys are coping with the double-whammy loss pretty well, albeit each in their own way, at their own pace. Noah -- who remembers the loss of his grandfather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at amalah . com
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I had a dream last night that Max showed up back at the house. The healthy, heavier Max of days gone by, just back wandering around like oh hey what did I miss? Part of my brain attempted to argue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at amalah . com
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At some point after Ike was born, I took a pretty big step back from the "blogosphere community." It was partly deliberate (newsflash: some people be crazy, or at least crazy exhausting, also I hate Twitter with the fire of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Le Tote. Motherhood has changed me in countless ways. Some are profound, while others are superficial. Some changes washed over me the second I saw Noah's face, others have come more slowly, with each child... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at amalah . com
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So I casssssssually mentioned in Monday's post that Beau is a runner. That was...ever-so-slightly understating the situation by like, fourteen million words. His foster mom warned us about it: Keep him on the leash at all times outside, even within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at amalah . com
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