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Test post: Google+ & WordPress in a spat

Once upon a time, when I posted something on Caterpickles, it appeared automatically on my Google+ page as well, properly marked for public consumption. This morning, I noticed that my Caterpickles posts were all still showing up on Google+, but … Continue reading

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“Mommyo, did you run out of questions?”

Nope. I’ve simply been taken hostage by our tax return. Caterpickles will resume regular posting once I escape this paper forest.

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Mommyo messes up The Seven-Year-Old’s schedule … AGAIN

The Seven-Year-Old, angrily, to the sound of much paper sloshing around underfoot: “Why does she mess up my schedule like this? I have a schedule book and nowhere in it does it say ‘Clean your room’!” Related Links: Operation Paper … Continue reading

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Chicago strikes again

Ouch. I’d hoped we were done with that. Before we moved here, I blew off Chicago winters. Boston typically gets Chicago weather two days later, and since I had lived in the Boston area for nearly 14 years, I had … Continue reading

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“Mommyo, why does Santa have the same wrapping paper as us?”

Remember when The Six-Year-Old used to be so excited about what was in those presents under the tree that she tore into them without paying any attention at all to the paper they were wrapped in? Yeah. Those days were … Continue reading

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The Rajah’s Man & the Indomitable Lady Doctor

At my other place (Once upon a Time in Needham), I explore how this photo of a man on a camel taken at the turn of the last century in India ended up in the archives of a church in … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old out in the world

Daddyo was out on a hike with The Five-Year-Old one day last fall, when suddenly she stopped and squatted in the grass. Daddyo: “What did you find, The Five-Year-Old?” The Five-Year-Old: “It’s a peanut shell.” Daddyo, greatly amazed: “A peanut … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old tries to be sneaky, Part Two

The Five-Year-Old, strapping herself into the car on the way home from school this week: “Mommyo, you don’t have to tell me what you’re giving me for Christmas. You could just tell me where you are hiding it.” Which is … Continue reading

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It’s hard to know what the next few days will bring…

But whatever it is, blogging is going to be one of the last things on my mind. So I’ve set up a few posts in advance for you this week–something old, something new, something borrowed (from one of my other … Continue reading

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Build-a-Bear holding toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots this weekend

We interrupt your Sunday morning to let you know that Build-a-Bear is holding its annual Stuffed with Hugs toy drive this weekend. The first 100 customers in every store this weekend will have a chance to stuff a free teddy … Continue reading

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