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Crying over spilled milk

Tonight marked another motherhood rite of passage. I’d been dreading this one, but it was truly time for it to happen. I threw out the remainder of the breast milk in the freezer. It had been there five months and three weeks – dating to the period when Minnow had transitioned to the toddler room…

The Trouble Maker Mom

So I attended a pedagogy workshop this week and I brought Minnow along. For those not keeping track, she’s now almost 18 months old and still going strong with the nursing (>= 2 x/day, >=2x/night). When I signed up for the workshop, I’d intended her to stay with my mom in Midwest, but in the…

So I meant to have a nice post today addressing Ecogeofemme’s challenge of describing how we write papers/proposals, but I haven’t actually managed to do any writing today like I was supposed to. Instead, I am going to point out the at times thoughtful, at times heated discussion going on around the blogosphere about whether…

My small friend Anni, on the left wearing the crown in this Christmas photo (with her sister Frankie) is 7. She is waiting for her third liver transplant. Last week, she was taken from our town to Chicago in an ambulance because of a particularly heavy bleed, and although the bleeding has now slowed, her…

on the birth of her big baby boy. It sounds like she is recovering well from her c-section and is already getting the hang of sneaking work in during nap periods.

This is how my Friday is going

This morning, I loaded Minnow into the car, plugged in the iPod and started singing along to the children’s songs as we backed out of the driveway. Twenty minutes later I realized that I had completely bypassed Minnow’s daycare and was well on my way to campus. Oops! When I finally made it to my…

Vicious cycles

First, note the time stamp on this post. I have just now succeeded in getting Minnow to sleep and have sat down with a cup of tea and tomorrow’s lecture to prepare. It’s going to be a long short night. And I’m already tired. I’m tired because for some inexplicable reason, Minnow couldn’t sleep last…

There is an occasional faint light at the end of the tunnel of the academic year, and with that light come a lot of planning for the summer. I’m trying not to place unrealistic productivity expectations on the summer, but I also know that it is unrealistic to think that I will have the summer…

Congratulations to Kate and the Noodle.

Yesterday morning Kate birthed a healthy wonderful baby girl. Go on over and congratulate her.

Sunshiney afternoon

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday at this time, I was frustrated by my lack of getting things done during my spring break. This afternoon, I’m feeling much better. It’s not that I’ve suddenly gotten a bunch of stuff taken off the plate, it’s just that I’ve resolved to be OK with how this…