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[8 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,150 views]
The Joy of Sisters

My fourth child, Baby O, is just a little over a month old now, and we are all still in a state of insanity at our house. From dealing with 24/7 nursing (and no, it’s not a growth spurt!) to riding out the daily temper tantrums of my third child, DD2, we are still in survival mode. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
But you know what is different this time around?  My little sister is going through some of the same things right along with me. She had her …

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[12 Dec 2009 | 8 Comments | 454 views]
Changes Coming

Arp recently retweeted a quote on Twitter that we both think describes our current situation.  “Being uncomfortable prompts us to change, to move into our next expression. (via @JaqStone)”
We’ve been a  bit uncomfortable, in little or bigger ways, since we arrived in Costa Rica. And while we still love many parts of this country, we think it just might be time to move on.

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[3 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | 189 views]

Almost 4-year old J has  been very obviously showing signs of angst lately, and I’m guessing the changes going on have finally started affecting her.  She was actually pretty together during out first few weeks in Costa Rica, in contrast to M, who readily admitted that he wasn’t entirely sure he was happy to be here.  But I really thought J was doing well.  That is until 2 weeks ago, when she suddenly became the whiniest and most clingy child I can imagine, totally unlike her normal, happy, independent personality.

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[7 Sep 2008 | Comments Off | 342 views]

has Trish been?
I guess I can answer that one.
We’ve had a great summer, so far. I know it’s almost over, but we have high hopes that we will be back to Costa Rica by sometime after Christmas and will be enjoying the warm sunny weather again.
We’ve been:

Attending my sister’s wedding
Still trying to sell this darn house
Going on a wonderful camping trip to the old campgrounds that I visited annually as a child. Here’s some pictures…

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[6 Sep 2008 | 7 Comments | 1,600 views]

It was just brought to my attention that New York State has an entire campaign dedicated to the dangers of co-sleeping. What the fuck. Could this be any more idiotic and wrongheaded?