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amalah
Washington, DC
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Ike, generally the most independent of all my small independent people, struggles with a touch of separation anxiety. It started over the summer, and quite suddenly. If Jason left for work without giving Ike a hug and a kiss goodbye,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at amalah . com
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I totally bought Ezra the wrong Transformer for his birthday. He wanted Prowl, the Autobot, Battle Masters edition; for some reason this translated in my brain to Strafe, the Technobot, Construct-Bots edition. I still have no idea what at least... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by OneDay and the OneDay Instant Movie Maker App. (Almost) every time I upload and share one of my boys' birthday montages, I get comments and emails asking how I make them. And I generally respond... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at amalah . com
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For his birthday, Ezra asked for exactly four things: 1) A chocolate cake with chocolate icing. 2) A Lord Business LEGO set. 3) A very specific Transformer that oh God I hope I bought the correct one THEY ALL LOOK... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at amalah . com
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So what is going on with me? Why do I keep disappearing? Where do I even go? What happened to my seemingly infinitely endless capacity to talk about myself? I don't know. Work is pretty busy. Okay, really busy. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at amalah . com
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Well hello there, blog full o' tumbleweeds. How's it hanging? So I went away for a few days there to a conference in Santa Barbara, California. A non-blogging, non-just-an-excuse-to-squee-and-party conference, where I actually spent every minute of my time either... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at amalah . com
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It's been a few years since one of their birthdays really and truly unnerved me. Nine, for some reason, is an age that does. Nine. NINE. One year until TEN. I don't feel old enough to have a nine year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at amalah . com
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Noah and Ezra had the day off from school today. I most certainly did NOT have the day off from work. IT'S. BEEN. GOING. GREAT. A good dozen Photo Booth photos of them pretending to strangle each other. Every mother's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at amalah . com
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So I have this pair of shoes. They are red with pink trim. I don't wear them very often because they are red and pink, already two colors I don't wear much in general, and because they are a very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at amalah . com
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Congrats to Neena and Courtney, who won the 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox! I am officially pretty jealous. For anyone who didn't win, you can still try for free via this link. Ezra's love affair with school lunch ended somewhat predictably,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at amalah . com
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So after all that lunchbox talk, Ezra decided that he DID want to buy lunch at school after all. He decided this on Thursday but didn't tell me. Instead, he simply "forgot" his lunchbox at school, on purpose. Because he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at amalah . com
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Noah's Back to School Night writing assignment. Write a letter to your parents and tell them a few things about school. Details to include: 1) Something you like ("the commutative propertay") 2) Something you LOVE ("the cromebooks") 3) Something new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at amalah . com
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This post is sponsored by NatureBox. As I have previously, excruciatingly, thoroughly documented, my children are hollow. Possibly hobbits.They are never NOT HUNGRY. They eat and they eat and they eat. An entire box of cereal can be emptied by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at amalah . com
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Noah woke up this morning convinced that he and his dad were going to play Transformers together. I'm not sure where the idea that he'd been promised a pre-breakfast playdate came from, since our typical weekday mornings are not exactly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at amalah . com
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It feels like the other two started school ages ago. Poor Baby Ike was our holdout. His school started today. After much back and forth and forth and back, I decided to enroll him in the school's full day option.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at amalah . com
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(Congratulations to readers Sarah and Kathryn for winning the cloth diaper thing! Condolences to me for never coming up with a better name for it than "the cloth diaper thing.") Yesterday, Ike had his one-on-one visit with his new preschool... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at amalah . com
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I decided to shoot a little video yesterday of the boys getting off the school bus. I now have about six minutes of other people's children getting off the school bus. Because my children? Were not on the bus. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at amalah . com
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Oh my God, these two. Third grade and kindergarten, respectively. Two down, one preschooler to go. "That's enough pictures," he informed me after I attempted to get a solo first day shot. He's been waiting for today his entire life.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at amalah . com
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The time has come to bid a fond, final farewell to the beloved, fantastical, fucked-up Isle of Sodor. Our neighbors threw a party this past weekend and I met a mom who lives down the street. A mom with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at amalah . com
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Hey, who wants some free crap? In particular, who wants some free crap for your baby to crap in? During the great nursery-to-big-kid-room move, I discovered a carefully packaged hoard of newborn cloth diapers. I only vaguely remember boxing it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at amalah . com
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When I wrapped up my work on Friday afternoon, I felt awfully damn good and smug and having-shit-generally-all-together-like. Which means I woke up this morning to EVERYTHING BEING ON FIRE. Which is great. Just great. Me and my business pajamas... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at amalah . com
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My overwhelming workload continues. I apologize to the fictional people in my head who give a crap. It should ease up soon-ish, I think, so I can get back to the important business of writing run-on sentences about Things, Stuff... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at amalah . com
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So this finally, officially happened. Friends of ours are expecting and took the crib away this weekend, which was a weird mix of "aww" and "good riddance, giant heavy-ass thing we never use anymore." We've had that crib in our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at amalah . com
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I am busy. I am too busy to be typing these words, because I really should be typing other words, somewhere else. Two somewhere elses, actually. Possibly three. I'm losing track. Let's see: I have two PowerPoints to put together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at amalah . com
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I dropped Ezra off at swim camp this morning. And I had to ask him if I could have a hug and a kiss goodbye. And he hesitated. I got my hug and my kiss, but oh! Oh. *** He's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at amalah . com