Author Archives: Hannah

Why I cut the leotard-legs out of a plus-sized pink ballerina ensemble that I had rush shipped.

Because the measurements I painstakingly took looked like they would work but theAmazon description didn’t say that the waist wasn’t elastic. Because the tutu couldn’t go up over the hips that have carried three children. Because it was going to … Continue reading

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Working Titles For My Parenting Book

The honest book, the one of crucial intel that they absolutely did not tell us at that 4 hour class we did before giving birth, the one where the sweet nurse instructing us had to pause the whole course because … Continue reading

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Coffee date.

Hi, hello, it’s been awhile. The Internet is about short missives these days, fancy memes, witty infographics, stories and tweets and clickbait and I kind of miss the long form blog. It felt a little like sitting down for coffee … Continue reading

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From The Summit

Oh hey there 2022! There is nothing so intoxicating as a new year, a fresh slate full pf promise and crisp planner sheets that have yet to be destroyed by a child with a red crayon and Artistic Aspirations. On … Continue reading

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This and that, but mostly them.

I’m writing this from the kitchen sink. Actually, that’s not true. I just really love this book, and that is the opening line, and I think of it often. But I am writing it in view of the kitchen sink, … Continue reading

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Summer of the Cicadas

The first time I noticed the sound I thought a car alarm was going off somewhere in the distance. It was a dull screeching in the background as we played outside all day and in the evening James mentioned that … Continue reading

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Advent as a Family.

Christmas was both totally abnormal this year, lacking so many things we look forward to, and yet still full of traditions and repetition. The same ornaments, matching pajamas, holiday films, treats, and carols filled our days. We were able to … Continue reading

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When I look back on this year.

When everything shut down in March, it felt like we all entered a sort of survival mode, complete with all the “extenuating circumstances” in place to survive the sudden changes of working from home, quarantining, social distancing, homeschooling, recalibrating plans- … Continue reading

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In Six Words.

This morning I heard Madeleine at 7:18. She sleeps through the night now, and I love those long hours of sleep as much as I miss the quiet minutes in the dark nursing her. I went in to get her … Continue reading

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Summer signoff.

Yes, I know we are a couple weeks into fall already, but to be fair- this is one of the first years that it has actually felt like fall in DC in early October. Last year our final trip to … Continue reading

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