cloth diaper diary: eleven months

Finally. A black diaper. I had put them on the registry, but they were sold out. Most companies don’t even offer a black option.  Too metal?  Too goth?  Too morbid?  Apparently.  A lot of people have an aversion to putting babies in black.  But me, I like black.  It matches everything, and it doesn’t show […]

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snapshot, I

The coming year is sparking. Potential. Idea rubbing on idea.  Soon: a flame. The number thirteen stands falsely accused. Has the winter tricked us?  It spent months playing at fall, and now, at the end of January, it is showing itself for the first time.  The ground is frozen hard (and yet the moles still […]

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right about now

Babies in Bauwägen.  Oh flutter my heart!  If only I was as photogenic as Baby Pickles or that window. Life trickles onward, and my days are filling up, moving faster.  On Fridays there is the English-speaking playgroup where I am getting to know more and more awesome local parents, and as of Monday two and […]

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(post) apocaylpse mix tape: dead flag blues

You might be asking yourself how it is that I came to be so obsessed with post-apocalyptic fiction and imagery. The answer is simple. I used to dream of revolution, but after a couple years I became very, very disillusioned. I just can’t believe we’re going to make it. I can’t believe that a revolution […]

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gorilla mama: going back to work

I was so excited to hear the news that I cracked a beer at 10:45 am.  As of right this very second I can start working my regular hours (two days a week, plus a little extra handful) with my favorite and largest freelance client.  Seriously.  So.  Excited.  To go to work!  To go to […]

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january and the rest of your life

I don’t like putting my plans in a tiny little box. Why label the schemes and dreams and goals and sparks of a January day a New Year’s resolution? When I hear the words “New Year’s Resolutions” I think of people vowing to lose five pounds, buying a gym membership, and then going three times […]

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new year! new wagen!

I’ve called wolf on it twice, but this time it is serious: we finally found a third Wagen. Hallelujah glory glory. That is it! Woooo! Originally, we were going to buy a friend’s Wagen. This one. Then we changed our minds. I can’t even remember why. Then we were going to buy a larger one […]

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