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Mourning the Daughter I Don’t Have

If I haven’t officially announced the genders of my twins here on the blog, it’s about 6 weeks overdue, and for that, I apologize. I’m having twin boys! The jury is still out on whether they are identical or fraternal. For a while we were […]

My husband’s family drives me crazy

My husband’s family drives me crazy

Having moved out of our place in Oxford, we have are spending a couple of weeks in Italy with my husband’s family (he’s Italian). Now let me confess… my husband’s dad drives me crazy! I mean, he is a good person. He is kind and […]

Happy Birthday To My Loves!

Happy Birthday To My Loves!

Tomorrow marks the 10 year anniversary of the first time we celebrated Lupine and Bluebell’s birthday together. Let me set the scene. We’re all awkward freshman in college living in the dorms. After meeting through a few mutual friends we have just recently experienced our […]

My Brother Says He’ll Never Visit Me

My Brother Says He’ll Never Visit Me

I have lived abroad for five and a half years now, and have no immediate plans to move back to the U.S. In that time, both my parents and in-laws have visited and traveled with us at least once, and now that we’re expecting twins, […]

Am I a Fool for Not Wanting to Do it All?

Am I a Fool for Not Wanting to Do it All?

The dilemma of the working mother: somehow “doing it all” by maintaining her career and caring for her family. I work as a teacher, which is a profession which is better suited than most to striking this balance. When my kids are in school, we’ll […]

What I Want for My Birthday

What I Want for My Birthday

I turn 29 in a little under a month. I keep trying to think of what I want and I’m coming up shockingly blank. How do I want to celebrate? What kinds of gifts would I love? What things do I need to do before […]

To My Husband

To My Husband

I’ve been having anxiety about having this conversation with my husband again because the last 2 times I’ve brought it up have ended with me bawling in the fetal position. So I’m trying it out on you first. Dear Hubby, I’m scared too. I don’t […]

Is it Okay to Have Servants?

Is it Okay to Have Servants?

  So I went on a fun weekend with a friend last week. She is a good friend of mine, but one I don’t see as much as I would like. We met was just starting her undergraduate degree when I was starting my masters. […]

A Friend Afield

A Friend Afield

I got a letter from an old friend this weekend. She and I used to be very close in high school, our group of friends becoming even more solid as the summer before our freshman year of college came to a close. We all promised […]

Temporary Homecoming

Temporary Homecoming

I just got back from a long trip. Three weeks with my family in the US, two weeks in Hawaii, and one week in New York City. If that plan sounds pretty crazy- it was. Travelling was fun, but by the end I was bottomlessly […]