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amalah
Washington, DC
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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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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This post is sponsored by Fancy Feast® Broths. This post is also going to talk about cat barf. Like a lot. Sorrynotsorry. Maximillian Thunderdome will be celebrating his 16th birthday this year. 16 years of being RIGHT HERE, directly underfoot,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at amalah . com
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Ezra is attending swim camp at the YMCA this week and next. (After that it's Noah's turn — I've discovered that if I keep the numbers down to only two children at home at a time, preferably one child who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at amalah . com
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 Jul 28, 2014 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 Jul 24, 2014 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 Jul 22, 2014 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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