Monthly Archives: January 2012

20 Things I Wish I’d Known about the First Year

1. When the baby appears to be doing math in her head, she’s pooping. 2. Mirrors are magical to babies.  But new moms should avoid looking in mirrors at all cost. 3. People will tell you, “It goes by so fast!”  Those people do not remember what the first year was really like. 4. The […]

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P is for Package, it’s Good Enough for Me

When the Fed Ex guy noticed Viv’s new tooth, it occurred to me that I might have a problem with online shopping. It started innocently enough, when I was pregnant and on bed rest.  Immobilized, the only way I could finish outfitting the nursery was to let my fingers do the browsing.  When the baby came, I […]

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Mini Wedding Planner

When my brother and sister-in-law were planning their New York wedding, they spent marathon weekends scouting potential venues, 10 at a time.  Armed with a multi-page checklist, they left no gazebo unturned.   They locked down a site, DJ and photographer before news of their engagement had time to reach the cousins.  And that manic intensity […]

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A Husband By Any Other Name

The Carriage Before Marriage poster couple has got to be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Brangelina don’t sweat being unmarried with 6 kids because as Angie told Vanity Fair, “Children are clearly a commitment…it’s for life.”  True that. I love that they’ve gone on record saying they’re not getting married until all gay people can, […]

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