Sweet Madeleine

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Spatial reasoning, toddler logic, and my man the artiste

Spatial reasoning, toddler logic, and my man the artiste

Compass Cardinal Directions by RandomsPrint on Etsy

Today I tried to drive to a grocery store three times, and not ONCE of those times did I actually make it there.

I have tried to blame the city’s layout, too much traffic, and my iPhone’s map function too, but I think it is becoming readily apparent that I lack both an internal compass and the most basic spatial reasoning skills.

I pull up a map…

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Book Giveaway #3!

All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville

For this giveway I am taking my own advice: No long preamble this week, folks. And no fancy rafflecopter widget either. No hustling for social media boosts or re-posts; no shameless self-promotion (there will be plenty of time for that, so brace yourselves!)

My book was officially released today and instead of shouting from the rooftops I feel a little like whispering instead. I just want to be…

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Tantrums. Capital T.

I feel like I have really become a parent over this last weekend. Every so often you reach these milestones that you have read about, heard about, and spent far too much time worrying about and you have a sort of out-of-body experience. View high resolution

Tantrums. Capital T.

I feel like I have really become a parent over this last weekend. Every so often you reach these milestones that you have read about, heard about, and spent far too much time worrying about and you have a sort of out-of-body experience.

7 PM bedtimes forever , 7 AM wakeups NEVER! (and the winner!)

7 PM bedtimes forever , 7 AM wakeups NEVER! (and the winner!)

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Mugs by CoraBel on Etsy.  These would look completely different were they made by me. Likely they wouldn’t be made at all but if they WERE they would definitely feature approximately 100% more teeth-gnashing and profanity. Maybe that will be my next venture. Rude mugs. (TM!)

Olive and I are officially morning people. For the first time since she was born, she is going to sleep between 7-8 PM…

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"Oh wow. This [expletive deleted] is for REAL."

“Oh wow. This [expletive deleted] is for REAL.”

Schwoopy bangs, circa 2007

An early attempt at bangs, circa 2007

That sentence, that sentence above is what I texted to a friend on my first day at my new job. I think I had been there all of three hours yet already I found myself sweaty, exhausted, and with a cup of coffee I desperately needed going cold on the counter because I hadn’t yet had the chance to sit down and take a sip.

My new bosses are…crazy. First of all…

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How to go green without going broke or crazy- or both.

How to go green without going broke or crazy- or both.

It’s Monday again! And that means time for another book giveaway. Where was the book giveaway last Monday, you ask? Ha! Irrelevant! Look over here now, friends – stop dwelling in the past!

Today we are going to talk about having less, which seems appropriate because that is my book title, but also because in a strange turn of events the bulk of the time I spent writing and putting the finishing…

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