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Hello, poor little neglected blog.

Despite our best intentions, we’ve fallen waaaaaaay behind on our little family blog. I don’t know why it’s so hard for us to keep up here: when we’re together, we do nothing but talk about our children. It should be fairly easy to sit down and write about them rather than talk about them. But […]

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Move II: What about the children?

  In the days leading up to our exodus from Chicago, a change came upon Emmeline. While Jack zipped through the mounting moving boxes that threatened to overrun our apartment, seemingly unaware of their significance, Emme clearly knew that something was going on. Her mood darkened. The bubbly personality that charmed all-comers was eclipsed by […]

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Move II: Move Harder.

  In the Great Move of December 2012, we only had about six weeks between my acceptance of and my first day at a new job in Arkansas. In that time, we had to pack all of our belongings—with Lara doing 90% of it because I’m either “meticulous” or “slow,” take your pick—hire cross-country movers, […]

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Video Vault: Songs from the Big Chair(s).

As Lara mentioned, the kids had been jealous of their parents hogging the furniture while resigning them to lounging in their hard plastic high chairs. Thus, they had been taking some rather dangerous steps to join the party by climbing up on their own. So Mommy had the bright idea to get something a little […]

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Aaaaaaand Project #5.

So around four years ago, I found this chunky little table-and-chairs combo at a thrift store in Madison, Wisconsin. It was already cheap, and, on top of that, marked down 30%, so I think I paid around $24 for the set. I had my antique booth at the time and the intention was always to […]

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