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Competitive Mom Syndrome
By     |    Sep 6, 2012
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Competitive Mom Syndrome

Yesterday, I was talking to my friend Mariana. She's got lots of friends who are mothers and enjoys watching us just as Jane Goodall enjoys watching chimpanzees. She seems to be compiling mass amounts of information so that when the time comes that she's going to have children, she'll have learned from all of us. Yesterday as we were sipping on coffee and laughing at Tonio's temper tantrum, she casually mentioned that she's noticed a certain competitiveness between mothers.

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Multi-Purpose Crochet Thingies
By     |    Sep 3, 2012
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Multi-Purpose Crochet Thingies

This should have been a Finished Friday post – however, I started this little project on Saturday when my husband and kids were taking a nap. I was able to finish them relatively quickly, amidst the visits and jaunt to the park with the kids later in the afternoon. Originally, I got the pattern from Molly Makes but when I was done with them, I saw so many other uses […]

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Favorite Subject in School
By     |    Aug 29, 2012
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Favorite Subject in School

I used to love my French classes in high school.  When I was young, I was handed down a record (which I still have) of Soeur Sourire – the Singing Nun.  By the time I was three, I knew all the songs on the album – front and back – all in French. I would run around the house singing, “Dominique, nique nique…” non-stop.  My uncle was a French professor […]

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Out With the Old…
By     |    Aug 28, 2012
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Out With the Old…

It’s been getting harder and harder to write lately. Mostly because I take care of my boys in our somewhat-kind-of-childproofed house. I say somewhat because my husband, the architect / arteeest ha specifically requested that some installations just cannot be moved / protected. This includes our heater / furnace, various outlets and wires, a large glass aquarium with sharp edges filled with smaller glass bottles amongst others. And despite mine, […]

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Aren’t Twins Amazing?
By     |    Aug 24, 2012
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Aren’t Twins Amazing?

Every year on the first weekend of August, there’s a great festival celebrating twins. It’s called the Twins Days Festival and it’s held in Twinstown, Ohio, a city ironically named by identical twin brothers around 200 years ago. Twins and their families come from all over the world to celebrate the miracle of these siblings. A friend of mine mentioned it to me when I was pregnant with twins. She […]

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Dora the Explorer, the Motherload of all Movies!
By     |    Aug 14, 2012
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Dora the Explorer, the Motherload of all Movies!

omg, i wish this was real. this is the most hilarious thing i’ve seen all week. *aaaaahhhhhh*   Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer  

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Easy Peasy Focaccia and Butternut Squash Soup
By     |    Aug 9, 2012
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Easy Peasy Focaccia and Butternut Squash Soup

It’s time. Since three days it’s been cloudy and grey outside. Boo. I’ve been busy with the boys; running to the doctors, getting them organized, trying to organize my house (that’s a constant) and trying to find the time when I can to express the million ideas running around in my head. I needed to get in the kitchen. I needed to let my brain relax and just spend time […]

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Let’s Dance…
By     |    Aug 8, 2012
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Let’s Dance…

The weather is cold and damp. The skies are grey. I want summer back. I want a tall glass of lemonade to refresh me. I have been watching this video for the last few weeks wishing summer back! Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Man on Fire  

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Masterpiece Monday
By     |    Aug 6, 2012
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Masterpiece Monday

well, okay, I don’t know if it’s a real masterpiece, but it’s MY masterpiece! Hey I just finished my first baby granny square blanket. It took me a month, working almost every day for 15-20 minutes each day.  Sometimes less, sometimes more. I started it thinking of a friend far, far away who announced recently that she’s pregnant with her first child. I’m so excited for her, and I’m so […]

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“Poor Mother”
By     |    Aug 1, 2012
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“Poor Mother”

If I hear the phrase “poor mother” when people see me walking down the street with my boys in their stroller one more time, I may blow a fuse. I hear it all the time – walking down the street, “poor mother!”, in the pharmacy, “poor mother!”, grocery store “oh how does she do it? poor mother!”.  During the summer I was walking in the grocery store near my house […]

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A Little Thing Called Estrogen
By     |    Jul 25, 2012
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A Little Thing Called Estrogen

I always liked to think of myself as a rational, balanced individual. I like to observe first, then react. I always liked to keep my emotions a little withdrawn – protected, if you will. Of course when I was pregnant with the twins (and that is my only experience being pregnant) I found myself experiencing a higher level of hormones and emotion. I read that twin mothers tend to have […]

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Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…
By     |    Jul 24, 2012
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Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…

It’s winter here in Buenos Aires. That means “cold” weather. It means snuggling up in a blanket in the evening while watching movies with my husband. Roasts in the oven. This is perfect fall weather for me. However, its really middle-of-winter-weather here. Anyway, weather like this makes me think of all kinds of Christmas ideas!  Why? Well, it’s like, pre-Christmas weather! And the warm weather in December doesn’t really inspire […]

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