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Confirm and Deny

Comedian Eddie Izzard has this bit about what to do if you lose your place while signing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Now that I think about it, I can’t imagine why a British man would have occasion to sing that song in such a public venue that his participation would matter, but that’s neither here nor […]

December 2, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Dear Jacob XV

Dear Jacob, Shortly after you were born, I started to get nervous about the fact that I was embarking on a year (at least!) of living with a person who was not able to talk to me. That sort of silence is frightening. How was I going to know what you needed? How was I […]

November 22, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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I Need Somebody, Not Just Anybody

As the little flower that is our baby’s mind continues to blossom, Jacob is adding more words to his vocabulary. His signing vocabulary, that is. His verbal vocabulary is still mostly this: [youtube]   Now, when I ask him, “Do you need help?” he responds with the sign for “help”. For as few words […]

November 9, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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