Sunday Summary: First of April 2015

Sunday Summary

Earlier this week, I called my doctor’s office. The assistant who answered the phone? Madison. I had a moment of feeling rather old, because until that moment, Madison was always a child. Except that the first wave of Madisons was born in the late 1980s and early 1990s – certainly old enough to be out in […]

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Sunday Summary: Twelfth of 2015

Cinderella quote

I took my daughter to see Cinderella, and I was surprised by how much I loved it. Cate Blanchett’s stepmother reminded me of the stepmother character from Cinder – you don’t like her, but you kind of get her, even though she’s definitely the villain of the piece. And that whole “Have Courage and Be Kind” line? I’m on board […]

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Sunday Summary: 48th of 2014

#453492123 / gettyimages.com The year is drawing to a close!  To borrow a line from The Waitresses: Now the calendar’s just one page, and, of course, I am excited. For the holidays, yes.  But also for the end of year name extravaganza: round-ups, wrap-ups, predictions!  Glorious predictions! Last week, I reviewed my 2014 predictions to […]

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Sunday Summary: 44th of 2014

I’m binge-watching Revenge at the moment – and I’m enjoying it so much that I don’t want to read any spoilers, nevermind that I’m two years behind and anything I read will spoil something – and if you’re still on season one, then, well, spoiler alert. Amanda and Jack named their baby Carl?  I completely understand that he’s […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/28/14

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

Tennessee

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: 9/14/14

Reader Quote of the Week

I’ve just heard a rumor that Beyonce is expecting baby #2. Could there actually be two royal births in 2015? I’m going to shelve my excitement because really – rumors that Beyonce is expecting are pretty ordinary.  Then again, I was dismissive of the rumors about Kate, too, and another Windsor is on the way. […]

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to September!

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!

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: 23rd of 2014

Happy Sunday!  I’m back from England, and almost back in the right time zone.  A few, random, post-trip thoughts: I was absolutely obsessed with the #shareacoke campaign.  You can scroll through the list of names here, or do what I did, and rifle through the beverage case at every Tesco, Boots, and similar that you pass. […]

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