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Dec 13

December 13, 2013

Some Thoughts on Weight Loss, Nursing, Special Diets, and Metabolism

Back in the spring I promised you all a post about losing weight.  I started writing it and then stopped.  I didn’t want to lead anyone astray the way I have in the past when I recommended a diet to friends and family that worked for the short term, but only at the expense of long term health.  But I started thinking.  I have an account at Calorie Count (for reasons I will explain later), and every time I log…

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Jun 21

June 21, 2013

Cracked Mason Jars

Jars of boysenberry jam, made from our own berries, cooling beside the stove. None of them are cracked and they all sealed. Do you ever have the feeling you’re being left behind? I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if life is just getting faster and more complicated, but lately I feel like I’m in a race huffing and puffing to catch up with the rest of the pack.  (Maybe huffing and puffing isn’t the right phrase…

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Jun 4

June 4, 2013

Foods to Avoid While Nursing?

It’s June, and life is beginning to work its way toward a “new normal” around here. He’s two months old already, can you believe it? I can’t.  He’s starting to stretch out between feedings a little at night — he’ll usually sleep between 10′ish and 2′ish now — but otherwise, we’re still on the eating -every-two-hours schedule.  Can’t you tell? Look at those thighs! He’s got a bit of a sensitive tummy, so I have to watch what I eat…

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Apr 27

April 27, 2013


Seven Quick Takes Recovery Edition

  OneI’ve had two quick takes written for the past two weeks, and that’s been about the extent of my ability to think coherently. Otherwise I’ve been nursing, trying to get everybody (including me and my husband) fed, and reading books on my Kindle I’m never going to remember because I’m too tired.  Oh, and watching Food Network.  Will I ever be able to put together a brunch like Bobby Flay? Probably not. Especially since my older kids have started…

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Apr 7

April 7, 2013


John Martin Boord, 7 lbs 12 oz, born at 12:39 PM on March 29. (Of course, this is the only post I’ll make with his real name.  From this point forth I’ll call him “Blue”.  Because that’s what Leo wanted to name him.  He was pretty emphatic about it, too.) (Oh, and we’re calling him “John Martin” not just John.) (Or, well, “Blue”.  Maybe he’ll grow up to play guitar?) But here he is with the hat off… showing off…

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Mar 9

March 9, 2013

Seven Quick Takes

One Spring is finally coming! It’s late for this area.  We had a warmish day and we all ran outside and planted cabbage.  My friend Nicole (who lives down the street) is also the contact for the Bonnie Plant school program for our homeschool group, and she showed up one morning with the back of her (enormous) truck completely full of plants… for free.    And then my husband bought 90 strawberry plants when he thought he was buying 9 (they…

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Dec 15

December 15, 2012


Seven Quick Takes Saturday Again

You know, I wrote these quick takes yesterday about the same time I heard the news about the school in Connecticut.  Then I didn’t have the heart to publish them, because they are all very silly in the grand scheme of things.  I spent some time with my five year old yesterday.  He came with me — by himself, a treat in a large family – to pick up our bulk order of oranges and potatoes, and we snuggled up…

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May 31

May 31, 2012

Reviving Old Posts: Planning to Unschool

 At this time of year, when it seems like “everyone” is working on lesson plans or ordering textbooks for the coming school year, I just ordered some stuff to have on hand for summer.  (Don’t worry; I’ll tell you what it is when it gets here.)  It’s not that I don’t plan at all, because we don’t always go at things willy-nilly (although we sometimes do).  But my planning tends to be more geared toward what to put into the…

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Mar 14

March 14, 2012