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Election Day

November 7th, 2012 by Joyce

Several days ago, I was driving C&D back toward home from dance class and stopped at a red light in front of our local early voting polling location.  The polling location parking lot was full, so while I sat at the light I watched people of all shapes and ages and colors and dress enter […]

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Of course

March 19th, 2010 by Joyce · 1 Comment

Joyce: David, what are you digging? David: A HOLE! Of course. Meanwhile, today Houstonians can sign up to get a dozen cupcakes delivered for $12 from Martha & Lil Suzie’s on Kirby. My birthday’s coming up in a month.

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The downsides to wooden toys

October 1st, 2009 by Joyce · 1 Comment

1) They usually cost more than the plastic whatnots. 2) When your toddler is in a throwing phase, you may need to consider covering yourself and the other children in full body armor. (Alternatively, just hide the weapons–I mean toys–someplace high.) 3) Termites eat them. C&D have a pine lockbox. Earlier this summer I began […]

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Bird’s nest and bunny’s burrow

March 21st, 2009 by Joyce

Contemplating many more mornings with a finger in my belly button and a foot at my face, and many more bedtimes that arrive far too quickly and between giggles and snuggles often take far too long to complete, Matt and I decided it was nearing the time to get the other twin bed and build […]

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Signs That I’m a Mom #1

July 29th, 2008 by Joyce

Standing in my kitchen (where else?), I make a ponytail with the the help of a WF bulk bin twist tie.  I forget about it all day until David asks, "Why do you have paper in your hair?"

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Our favorite park

December 9th, 2007 by Joyce · 3 Comments

The sun is down by 6, and we park across the gate.  We have the playground all to ourselves. It’s been this way for weeks, with occasional exceptions, like when someone had tennis lessons and a sibling was bored.  For a while some sort of playgroup met on Wednesdays, but now they are gone by […]

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Little Circle (a babywearing post)

December 4th, 2007 by Joyce

When C&D were little, they needed to be held and snuggled all day (and night) long. So we wrapped them up against our chests and wore them as we puttered around the house, took walks, and shopped. After a while, we eventually had to eat, or do what you eventually have to do after you […]

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