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by Rachael on August 29, 2014

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama

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Swimming

by Rachael on August 26, 2014

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It was about four years ago that, in reference to the lake, he said his first sentence: “No like it.”

Thus it was to my great surprise yesterday that he said, “I love to swim!”

Never mind that he wasn’t actually swimming. He was in the water, and he was smiling: close enough.

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August 15, 2014

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama …

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Better Late

August 13, 2014

The bluebells bloomed later than usual this year, a week or so after my birthday. As usual, I made sure to go see them, and as usual, I took photographs. For nearly three months now, the photographs have been sitting in my camera, unseen. I have thought of them often, intending to upload and post […]

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Epiphany

August 7, 2014

One afternoon last week, I decided to take L to Coney Island so that we could put our feet in the water. We brought beach toys, but we didn’t even wear our bathing suits. As it turned out, the beach satisfied a longing I didn’t even know that I had, for the open sky and […]

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July 25, 2014

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama … For something like a year now, cosleeping with the Gnome has looked much like this. Perhaps we should get him a harder mattress.

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July 18, 2014

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama … What I like about this ritual is that it is a ritual: a pattern of behavior that, when practiced skillfully, cultivates the effort that is effortless. This particular ritual is one that I take up and abandon frequently, as my blog archives show. Right now, it is a […]

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Words

June 20, 2014

Of course I love words, so it’s so very exciting to hear the Gnome saying more and more of them. He even says au revior and à demain when he leaves his day care and can point to la tête, les yeux, le nez, and la bouche. But at the same time I’m sad that as […]

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Exceptions to the Rule Are Few

June 9, 2014

Probably I should make a big poster of my recommendations for summer vacation and post it — or several copies of it — in our apartment, and probably the title of the poster should be “Exceptions to the Rule Are Few,” because though in my heart of hearts I know that it is best to […]

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The Good Old Days

June 4, 2014

I often feel nostalgia for the good old days when my little ones were really little, especially when the two-year-old Gnome is up to something that his five-year-old brother once did. I do my best to remind myself not to get lost in my longing for the blurry past. I don’t want miss out on […]

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