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amalah
Washington, DC
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So...I guess it's time to rethink our stroller strategy? About five minutes after this, we lost Ezra. Ten minutes after that, we found him. On a completely different floor of the store. Inside of a tent. 15 minutes after that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at amalah . com
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I started a new job this week. On Monday, actually, but it took me until today to get over my fear of jinxing the whole thing enough to talk about it. I started to update my LinkedIn profile and promptly... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at amalah . com
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Before: And then: During, phase one, perfectly capturing how we all feel about what's happening here: During, phase two, contemplative acceptance: During, phase three, in which I followed him around with the scissors for hours trying to even out my... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Just a few of the things I learned last week, during our three-night dinner adventure with Blue Apron: 1) Ike loves jicama. 2) Ezra loves eggplant. 3) Noah loves forbidden rice. 4) They... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at amalah . com
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No nap! No, I no need to take a nap. No nap, Mom. I not tired, Mom. No nap! I wake up! No nap. No no no no no nap! Kid just can't handle his milk some days. (Friday! Have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at amalah . com
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WRITER'S BLOCK. DAMN IT. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING INTERESTING TO WRITE ABOUT. BUT NOT WRITING MEANS I SHOULD FIND SOMETHING TO CLEAN AND/OR TAKE A SHOWER AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING EITHER OF THOSE THINGS. WHY AM I YELLING.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at amalah . com
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Here's a tricky bit of pregnancy math: Of all three pregnancies, I gained the least weight with Ike. Mostly thanks to the fact that I spent at least six months of the pregnancy actively barfing, and felt nauseous for all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at amalah . com
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Jason's away this week, off upstate in the middle of nowhere, doing work-related fly fishing. Which is a thing, I guess. Business fishing. A River Runs Through IT Consulting. I don't know. But it means the kids and I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at amalah . com
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Age three. Not exactly my jam, historically speaking. And just over a month in to Age Three, Round Three, I am hereby declaring Ike the undisputed champion of Being Three. Everywhere, it's destruction. Innocent, well-meaning, utter destruction. An entire spice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at amalah . com
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I got my hair done last weekend. I'd gotten it into my head that I wanted to go back to blonde, and so I did. I don't want to talk about it. (I don't liiiiiike iiiiiit. It's just not me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at amalah . com
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Jason and the boys are pretty into the World Cup. I am...sometimes in the room while the games are on. I can appreciate the whole thing — especially if we're out viewing it at a family-friendly dining establishment that boasts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by OneDay.com. My kids’ childhoods are pretty well documented, thus far, obbbbbbviously. I’ve written about them, taken a million photos of them — practically daily, with that cavalier glee that comes with being able to fit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at amalah . com
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1) Get ready to be wildly impressed, because it's been quite a week. Obviously. 2) I gave my children over to the cult of Minecraft in exchange for not being bothered for the next 48 solid hours. Noah played Minecraft... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at amalah . com
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Dear boys, I understand the past week or so has been a lot of extra...togetherness for us all. I understand it has been heavy on the "let's kick it around the house while Mommy works and yells a lot" and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at amalah . com
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One full week of summer vacation down, please nobody tell me how many there are still to go. My big job — the corporate freelance-y consultantish one that I mentioned every now and then, a job I really, really loved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at amalah . com
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Back in May, we had another lovely family photo session with the lovely Wendy of Blue Lily Photography. Our shoot was in Rock Creek Park in the early evening, so we decided to head into the city a little early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at amalah . com
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I still have not unpacked the boys' suitcase, even though everything inside it is clean and pressed and they are rapidly running out of underwear and pajamas. I don't even know why I'm procrastinating, other than: Wah. It's over. We're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at amalah . com
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It wouldn't be an All-American Olde Fashioned Tymes Storch Family Vacation without a little drama or injury of some kind, now would it? The only Jamaica-related injuries sustained last week were 1) me bashing up my shin pretty nicely, during... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at amalah . com
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We leave tomorrow. And then cycle of endless plotting on how soon we can get back here begins anew. I know I'm technically supposed to be writing words here, but there just...aren't any to fully and adequately describe how special... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at amalah . com
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The revolutionary (chef) costume for today: I didn't even realize Ezra had packed his "outdoor cooking" apron (it has a picture of a grill on it, soooo...), but I guess it's good to be prepared. In this case, for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at amalah . com
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I did indeed wake up before 5 a.m. yesterday, put my ass a small fishing boat with two local fishermen, and set off onto the great big ocean, past the sunrise and out to where it's nothing but endless, beautiful,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at amalah . com
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If there was ONE THING we had — had Had HAD! — to pack for Jamaica (besides the obvious stuff like underwear, bathing suits, Bloon, Bubby, LEGO, blinky screens, etc.) was Ezra's chef outfit. Because we told him there was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at amalah . com
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We're here. I am more than a little concerned that this place is far too good to be true, and that it is all a dream, perhaps some kind of hallucination after I had a psychotic break in the hallway... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at amalah . com
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We leave for Jamaica tomorrow morning. Which: NO COMPLAINTS. I SWEAR. I AM TOTALLY CHECKING MY VACATION PRIVILEGE. But our packing and final preparations are complicated slightly by the fact that Jason is currently in Ohio, and won't be back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at amalah . com
In honor of today, Ezra and Ike's first official day of summer vacation, and Noah's second-to-last day of second grade (an occasion we already marked by accidentally oversleeping until 15 minutes before it was time to catch the bus), let's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at amalah . com
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