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I’m betting that readers in the Southern Hemisphere are busier applying SPF than they are looking for scarves, but for the rest of us here are some options for adding a pop of color or pattern to a winter wardrobe: 1. Multicolored scarf Victoria’s Secret $45 2. Lightweight cashmere wrap Banana Republic $69 3. Blue [...]

Martial artist

Chuck wandered into the kitchen to get a sip of water, but apparently Coco determined that he had more sinister plans. I am so glad she is on top of things around here.

Where my daughter got her profile

This thing happened when we had Leta where I can no longer look at her without seeing Jon, and I can no longer look at him without seeing her. It was an unexpected yet very awesome side effect of parenthood.

The Daily Coyote

Many, many months ago I got an email from a reader telling me about her sister who lives in Wyoming, how she had adopted a coyote after its parents were shot for killing sheep and was taking pictures and writing about her adventures raising this wild animal. I linked to The Daily Coyote the day [...]

Jon’s side of the bed

This is Chuck’s favorite place in the house, the warm spot right there next to Jon’s pillow. In the winter this is where he sleeps all day because there are no warm sun spots coming through the windows. Coco is not normally here with him, but she saw me carrying the camera and decided to [...]

Swimming lessons

Last week Leta started swimming lessons, and that went about as well as to be expected. Meaning we got her to put her foot in the water.

The halfway point

About a month before I found out I was pregnant my friend Carol mentioned that her gym was running a deal where two people could share a personal trainer once a week for a significant discount. Since then we’ve been spending an hour every Friday morning together with a trainer named Laura, and then lying [...]

And with the other hand I was changing radio stations

Something tells me that if it’s illegal to text while driving, it’s probably not a good idea to operate a gigantic Canon DSLR while navigating icy roads, BUT WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT CLOUD?

Valentine’s Day cards

You could always wait until the last minute and pick up a Disney Princess valentine for your honey, or you could go with something a little more unique and age appropriate: 1. Guinea pig and walrus illustration cards Erin Ellis $5 2. A moose kissing an octopus Whigby $3.99 3. Sucker Binth $4.25 4. Peace [...]


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