Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary: October 5, 2014

October 4, 2014

Welcome to October!  It just might be my favorite month.  (Wait, do I say that every month?) But this one is extra exciting.  If you didn’t win a copy of Kelli Brady’s Name-alytics during last months’ give-away, you can buy it at a special discounted price during the month of October. Appellation Mountain readers can use […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/28/14

September 28, 2014

There’s always talk about names that set our kids up for success. I get it.  Heck, I’ve said it. While they were still in utero, I imagined my children introducing themselves by their names as adults. Successful adults, of course.  Not adults in a parole hearing. And yet, I’m always surprised at the actual variety of names in […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/21/14

September 21, 2014

I’m fascinated by the process of regulating names. Also, I’m rather glad that I’ve never had to name anyone in Tennessee, which seems to be a rather persnickety state. Earlier this year, there was the judge who tried to rename a baby Messiah. Now there’s a kerfuffle about which last name you can choose for […]

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to September!

September 7, 2014

Things that we learn as we grow up: you will not become the most popular girl in school just because you’ve bought a killer pair of first day shoes.  Many of those “Ten Quick Tips” to have great abs/a cleaner kitchen/a more organized desktop may be helpful, but they’re rarely quick.  Cupcakes are not a health food. […]

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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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