Sunday Summary: 29th of 2015

Brooks BA

Please join me in congratulating Melissa and her husband on the arrival of their new son, Brooks Roosevelt. His middle name is after grandmother Rose! What a great name. Thanks to all who made helpful suggestion in their #namehelp post. Seriously, could he be any more adorable? I’m reminded of something Melanie Wilkes said in Gone […]

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Sunday Summary: 28th of 2015

Sunday Summary

We finally saw Inside Out this weekend, and wow! I was prepared to like it, but I loved it. I mean, I was in tears loving it most of the time. Part of it was the main character, Riley. She’s an 11 y.o. ice hockey player. Since my oldest is a 10 y.o. ice hockey player, some of it […]

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Sunday Summary: Midway through 2015!

ClioList1

Did you keep lists like this one when you were little? My daughter Clio is six, and shows signs of being name-obsessed. Apple, tree and all that. It makes me wish that I had those early lists that I compiled! Would they have been filled with storybook characters? Names of people I knew? Her lists are a […]

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Sunday Summary: 24th of 2015

Sunday Summary

It finally feels like summer! Maybe it’s because my kids had their last day of school on Wednesday. Or maybe it’s because we’ve front-loaded all sorts of summery stuff into our June: a quick trip to the beach, an outing to an amusement park. (Note to self: next time check and make sure the roller […]

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Sunday Summary: 20th of 2015

Winefride

If you follow all things baby names, you probably heard that investment bank Goldman Sachs has weighed in on baby naming trends, circa 2015. I haven’t managed to get my mitts on the original report. From what I’ve gleaned, the bank takes the position that names are a stand-in for brands. Millennial parents’ tendency to choose […]

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Sunday Summary: 17th of 2015

Sunday Summary

We live a few miles outside of Washington DC. Many, many of my neighbors are involved with important, weighty, world-changing things. We’re between two major universities, which means that we know poets and philosophers. People who have lived all over the world. We’re quite close to a major NASA facility, so we also know a few rocket […]

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