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Beware the roaming band of lunchbox thieves

Yesterday morning I woke up and poured Caroline a bowl of cereal and then began to make her lunch. The making of the lunch has become an increasingly tedious task ever since she declared she is tired of sandwiches. There are only so many other … Read the full article

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In case maybe you have a book club or something

Here's the official update on stomach plague 2014: Caroline went back to school yesterday. P ate a whole bag of chili-cheese Fritos. I spent the day feeling queasy and out of sorts. What I'm saying is that one out of the three of us … Read the full article

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It’s a book giveaway!

Today I want to introduce you to my friend Jeannie Cunnion. As long as the term "friend" can include someone I haven't actually met in real life. There are some things you can just tell by a phone conversation. Jeannie has a new book out today … Read the full article

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That ticking you hear is my stomach

You always hear that life turns on a dime. Or maybe you don't always hear that. Maybe it's just me. And maybe when you account for inflation and the economy and such, life now turns on a quarter. Or a silver dollar. I don't know. The point is … Read the full article

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Fashion Friday: Edition it’s my kind of town

So I'm in Chicago right now. Eating potato chips in my bed at 11:00 p.m. It's not the best decision I've ever made. But the original plan was that Sophie and I were both going to arrive around 8:30 and eat a late dinner together because that's … Read the full article

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