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Quarantine Continued

Oh how utterly naive I was three months ago when the coronavirus hit the U.S. I was hoping it would only last a few weeks. Ha ha ha. I remember when the girls’ schools closed, I was so stressed because … Continue reading

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All We Did This Fall

Technically, it’s still Fall, but we mostly crammed all of our main Fall activities into late September and all of October, so that’s what this blog post is going to be focused on. Every year we do a few fun … Continue reading

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Science, San Diego, Sunshine, & the Sea

Last year, I had the best maternity leave ever. I honestly think fondly of that special time with the kids at those ages every.single.day. Returning to work last September was hard, but I’d done it before, and, also, knowing that … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’ 2018

Summer has wound down. Labor Day has come and gone. All the kids are back in school and daycare full time. I’m back to work and teaching after my six-month maternity leave. Last week, even the calendar forced us all … Continue reading

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Winter & Spring Holidays

Before children, we celebrated, like, two holidays a year. Well, maybe we celebrated more, but just with booze and parties. Now, it seems like we make a bigger deal out of more holidays every year, and this year was no … Continue reading

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Halloween: Pumpkins, Parades, Parks, Potlucks, & Parties

In an effort to keep track of our family’s activities, I will document that we celebrated Halloween throughout October. We did lots of stuff, dressed up in many costumes, and ate lots of candy. See? In addition to the above … Continue reading

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Christmas for Four

This year, for the first time EVER, we stayed home for Christmas. As in, our home. We did not travel to either one of our parents’ houses. There were no trains, planes, or automobiles. No one traveled to spend the … Continue reading

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It’s Fall Y’all!

It’s Fall – perhaps the best season of the year! Sadly, we don’t live in a geographic location where we can really feel it, but we still can celebrate it, and boy did we this year! We started our Fall … Continue reading

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Summer Fun 2016

If I had enough energy after this past summer, I’d come up with a more creative title for this blog post. As it is, though, this summer exhausted me! But, we did have a lot of fun! Just as our … Continue reading

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Fall Family Fun 2015

It’s November now (say what?!) and our family has had a lot of fun participating in Fall-friendly activities, even though the weather has been anything but Fall-like. We got into the spirit of the season in late September while Dan’s … Continue reading

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