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Super Bowl Smackdown

Wouldn’t it have been awesome if E! had run a special during the Superbowl with Kendra from the Girls Next Door and Kim Kardashian from Keeping Up With The Kardashians sitting next to each other while their husband/boyfriend played against…

Anatomy of a Snow Day

7:30: Whole family awakes and eats cereal together.  Cozy!8:04: Listening to NPR, Mommy begins to expound on American jingoism and xenophobia as it relates to terrorist treatment under the legal system. C. interrupts by yelling “Mommy!” sharply because he needs…

Report from the underground – er- snow

It’s day five of the Great Snowmaggedon of DC and we’re relatively unscathed.  Today we ventured to target and handed over a small fistful of money in exchange for toys that aren’t already boring C. stiff and a new Sesame…

Snowpcalypse

The snow is falling outside.  Falling, and falling, and falling.  The snow is supposed to keep falling until late tomorrow.  Reports are we’re going to get up to three feet of snow.  Three.  Feet. When will the roads be cleared? …

Homesteading on the Metro

I understand that real estate on metro during the morning rush is valuable.  Seats are like renovated row-houses with updated kitchens and ornamental fire-places: coveted by many but allocated to only a lucky few.  Upright in the middle of the…

Archeological Artifact – the Purse of the 21st Century Commuting Mom

In my purse at this moment: WalletKeys7 Lipglosses*iPhone** (personal)BlackBerry (work)Game Change*** by Halperin and Heilemann4 board books (two of them about trains)Fruit roll-upCapri-SunTupperware filled with goldfish crackers and raisins3 binkiesSmall red toy carA fingerpainting  project from Christmas * I am…

Twinkle, twinkle

If I were a jewel thief – a career that no guidance counselor ever suggested for me – I would target book clubs.  I went to my book club last night, where all but two of us cheerfully admitted that…

Fashion Choices as Fate

A graphic my co-worker showed me: Best Venn Diagram Ever Something my toddler said recently: “I don’t want pants!” Connected?  You be the judge.

Monkey see, monkey do

Over the past weekend, C had some sort of bug complete with a juicy cough and a soaring fever that topped 103 a couple of times.  Needless to say, he spent a fair amount of time flat on his back…

All Mommy Wants for Christmas

Back in my day, a day in which the wheel may or may not have been perfected, there was Sesame Street and there was the Muppet Show and they were good.  Kermit the Frog was the only cross-over character between…

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