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  • Walkway

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    Mother nature must have had a read on Nora this week, because the weather was a perfect match for her: cool and rainy early on, but sunny and warm towards at the end.  She cut two top teeth on Monday (and she must take after me, because they’re giant).  With the teeth came a general…

  • On Motherhood

    On Motherhood

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    Since I’ve last posted I’ve been busy packing and organizing, selling and giving away our junk (and some not-junk), and trying to squeeze in last moments with my friends, all while living as a single parent.  Let me tell you, I wouldn’t want to do the single parent thing for much longer than I have…

  • In Process

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    It has begun. The mad dash that is packing and moving and relocating a household is underway for the Hinds Family.  Of course, this isn’t something too unfamiliar to Chris and me; just 18 months ago we were excitedly telling people about this new house, and 14 months before that was our cross-country pilgrimage to…

  • End of Winter

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    This last weekend was beautiful.  It was sunny and in the 80’s Saturday and in the upper 70’s yesterday, which was perfect for playing outside. And introducing Nora to bunny rabbits, just in time for Easter.  I, like any good mom, took tons of picture of her with rabbits in honor of the holiday, but…

  • Mrs. Christopher Hinds

    Mrs. Christopher Hinds

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    In this week’s New York Times Magazine, Lisa Belkin wrote about the metamorphosis of married women’s identities, which lead to a discussion on her blog about what it means to be a good wife.  The magazine article is largely about the difference between Belkin’s mother’s identity as a wife and Belkin’s own identity, in contrast,…

  • Birthday

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    Well, it’s official: I’m 25. I know, I’m such a baby still…I just don’t feel like it.  I guess I’ve finally hit that point of no return when I actually feel like a real grown-up – you know, instead of the fake one I was when I was in college.  And I think what really…

  • In like a lion

    In like a lion

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    I can’t believe it’s March already. And Nora is six months already. I mean, really, she’s sitting. And getting ready to crawl – which will truly keep us on our toes. I don’t even know if I’m ready for that level of parenting: outlet covers and baby gates and oh my goodness she was just…

  • Five Months

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    Nora was five months yesterday.  I can hardly believe that she’s almost a half year old!  She’s doing new things every day (like sitting in a grocery cart for the first time) and is so gosh, darn amazing.  Last week we were in California again and she chomped down on my finger not just with…

  • Saturday Morning

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    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  News around here is that Nora weighs more than 14 lbs and in the last week has started sleeping 7-8 hours at night in her crib.  Honestly, I’m a little bit sad about that – I love having her in with us.  But, we’re going to bed later these…

  • Picture Frames

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    I spent some of my Christmas money on pictures frames from Micheal’s, which I’ve been wanting for a long time.  Now our bedroom walls are a little less empty. Nora helped hang them 🙂

  • Play Date

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    Nora had her first play date today.  We went to Waddle n Swaddle and hung out with Sylas and his mom, Samantha.  Sylas is one day older than Nora and is super cute.  I had a great time with his mom (who also brought her camera, so I’m not the only one who takes tons…

  • Winter Fun

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    It’s getting close to Christmas and we’re super excited, even though Nora won’t get much out of it this year.  The house is all decorated, I’m planning my usual baking frenzy for Wednesday night, and today Nora went to go see Santa. We’re supposed to get tons of snow tonight, which plenty of people are…