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Revenge of Bo Duke

Jet lag feels like a bad tequila hangover

While standing in line at Chicago O’Hare to board the KLM flight to Amsterdam I momentarily let go of my carry-on luggage so that I could zip up my coat. It’s the type of bag that has wheels on one end and is designed to stand upright if that is what you want it to [...]

The view from our hotel room in the Leidseplein

My hairstylist taking the instructions to straighten my hair very seriously

Spreekt u engels?

Jon and I are headed to Amsterdam very early tomorrow morning. Right now Jon is driving Chuck to Grandma’s house where he will be hand fed popcorn and scratched behind the ears with large T-bone steaks. Any time we leave Chuck with Grandma we put together a package of everything he needs including small Ziploc [...]

Parking garage

Bitter cold

Newsletter: Month Twenty-four

Dear Leta, Happy birthday number two! To celebrate we gave you an enema! I can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate a birthday in the Armstrong Family except for maybe a colonoscopy. We thought we had cured your constipation a few months ago when we reduced the amount of milk in your diet, [...]

It took two years but she’s finally willing to touch him

Happy Birthday Leta! Chuck can’t wait for the birthday cake.

I love my job

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d like to participate in a brainstorming session on (mommy)blogging for a company that’s trying to enter the online space. They offered to pay airfare and a night in a hotel if I agreed to spend the day in Menlo Park, California talking about some of my [...]