life in bedlam

Mothers and Daughters: Legends Are Lessons

I’ve just come from seeing Brave [8 hours ago at this point, life gets in the way of writing!], Pixar’s new animated feature starring its very first female protagonist. I … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 8 Comments

Li’l Middle Earth Update

It’s now been four weeks since we installed our new garden beds, and 25 days since I planted. I’m astounded by the progress. We’ve had some sad news, however, just … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Unified Theory Of Sitcom Plots

Tonight at dinner, Eli was recounting the plot of what he considers one of the finest episodes of one of his favorite Disney shows, “Austin And Ally.” “So, they accidentally … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

How Do We Do It All?

My mom often shakes her head in wonder at the level of activity in our house. It’s funny, because I always think “Are the kids getting enough intellectual stimulation? Are … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Eli’s Comin’

A snapshot of Eli. The past weekend started auspiciously for him, with a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the boys’ school that included a reprise of his performance as … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Nice Jewish Girl

I was raised a Nice Jewish Girl. This means I never learned how to cook bacon. It’s not that we kept kosher. It’s just that we really rarely ever had … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Do I Strike You As Trailer Park Material?

I’ve often said my ideal set up would be this: A small “farmette” just outside of Bethlehem, a pied-a-terre in NY (really a tiny shoebox will do, 300 – 500 … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Sticky Stuff

Today in the car on the way home from his soccer game (they lost), Eli started reminiscing about the night we found a dog in the Cali Burrito parking lot. … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

2/90 Breathe Through Your Eyes

Tonight, I’m going bare my soul about something. I hope you’ll be gentle with me, readers. I have an odd habit of falling for relatively obscure baseball players. If you … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Revolution Will Not Be Fertilized

When we bought our house in 2001, we admired the apple tree in our new backyard. We imagined apple pies, apple sauce, apple butter! In the end, though, that old … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

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