Sunday Summary: Last of Summer 2014!

August 31, 2014

If you’re in the United States, happy last weekend of summer! Labor Day is the unofficial start of Fall here in the US – though here in Washington DC, it finally feels like summer, with our usual heat and humidity making its first real appearance, just in time for back to school. No class lists yet, […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/24/2014

August 24, 2014

I’ve been reading fiction like a madwoman this summer.  I’m a Reader, with a capital R, under any circumstances.  But since I’ve much more free time over the last few weeks, well … books have been read, many of which had been sitting on my Amazon wishlist for years. One of those books was Rules […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/17/14

August 17, 2014

My husband jokes that our daughter could use a few more names. Lately Clio is five-going-on-fourteen, and we both find ourselves using her full name with that “I’m not joking” tone that all parents try to perfect: Claire Caroline Wren!  And sometimes, my husband tacks on Marguerite Theodosia Elizabeth Mary Grace.  Or Elinor Sophia Bellatrix […]

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Sunday Summary: 32nd of 2014

August 10, 2014

Things I have done this week: bought back-to-school supplies, attended the last day of ice hockey camp celebration for my son, booked tickets for Christmas break travel. Yup, summer is winding down. So let’s start the Sunday Summary with a Big Question.  I’m staring down a list of nearly a dozen projects for the site […]

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to August 2014!

August 3, 2014

Natalie Babbitt described the first week of August as the top of a ferris wheel. I love ferris wheels – irrationally, because I’m not great with heights.  And I love the first week of August, for the same reasons – it’s the peak of summer, and while the ride down towards the first day of school […]

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Sunday Summary: Hello from the Beach!

July 27, 2014

There’s a point every summer where it seems completely illogical that I’m not camped out on the beach, reading a book and watching my children cover themselves in saltwater and sand. We reached that point last week, so hello from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! The namespotting isn’t extreme here – the urban parents in the wilds of […]

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Sunday Summary: Bastille Day Edition

July 13, 2014

Allons enfants de la Patrie!  Le jour de glory est arrivé! Yes, July 14th is Bastille Day, the French equivalent (more or less) of Canada Day and the Fourth of July.  It’s a good excuse to think of all things French, and I’ve written plenty of posts featuring French names, so: Ooh La La … […]

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Sunday Summary: Independence Day Weekend Edition

July 6, 2014

If you celebrate the Fourth of July, I hope you had great weather for cooking out, fireworks, and all sorts of festivities.  This year, we also got to celebrate Canada Day – which my American kids spent playing with their Polish cousins in Toronto.  It was quite the summit, and oh, how I loved quizzing my […]

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Sunday Summary: Halfway through 2014!

June 29, 2014

Can it really be June 29th, the twenty-sixth Sunday of the year?  The weather says yes, and the calendar agrees, so I guess it is just me wondering where the last six months went! Let’s start with a huge thank you to Kara for choosing an amazing group of names for the week.  Roxelana and […]

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Sunday Summary: 25th of 2014

June 22, 2014

I had another introduction drafted for today’s post, and then right before lunchtime my daughter asked: Mom, why do people give their kids names when they’re babies?  Why don’t they wait until they grow up so they know what they’re like? The wisdom of five year olds – but she has a good point.  While both […]

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