When our friends Markus and Almut had their third child, we asked him how it was to go from being a family of four to a family a five. He's a Classics Scholar—insightful, deliberate, a little quirky with a pleasing neurotic edge. "Well, it's less…monolithic," he said, making the shape of a column with his hands. "Four is just so tight. With five, there's more movement. It's more dynamic." Then a bewildered look crossed his face. "Sometimes," he said slowly, "I try to keep them all in my head at the same time and I can't."...more
I lived quite a... well... full life during my 20s (one that was completely different during the second half than it was during the first). There was house-buying, work traveling, serious-relationship navigating, baby nephew-spoiling...and then marriage and stepkids and college completion and... all that stuff that sounds like the stuff of grown-ups. Before it actually happens....more
If you live within the five boroughs, chances are your available space is at a premium. And as I've written about in a previous post, you adjust pretty quickly because the payoff is living in New York City. Husband and I still find that worthwhile, and hope Baby S will one day love the city as much as we do....more
A note about Wednesday Tips and Websites: On each Wednesday I will be posting a website or two and some tips that pertain to the Monday post. Since this week is the blog launch and there is no legal topic presented, I decided to make my Wednesday post about blogs.
So I'm new, obviously...I have my personal blog and I'm waiting for it to be listed with BlogHer, but in the meantime, here I am. My blog, depressionsandconfessions.com, started as a way for me to reach out to other women with depression, but has evolved into a sort of journal of my personal story about living with the disorder....more
My husband's doctoral advisor used to begin one of his classes by saying, "Everything I'm going to tell you is a lie. But it's a helpful lie." This post contains two useful lies about raising boys: 1) you cannot raise boys without weaponry, and 2) you cannot raise boys without meat.
Now that the Olympics are over.. I feel like I am experiencing a bit of withdrawal... no more yelling at the TV during close races... no more inspiration from the wonderful, talented and humble athletes, no more excitement and Patriot pride... and no more access to really great programming on tv!...more