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One of the earliest people that encouraged my blog was a fellow scientist mom Whymommy of Toddler Planet.   We had chosen different paths in our efforts to balance motherhood and career and it was refereshing to compare notes.  She is a scientist with NASA, and the mother of two young boys whose ages bracket […]


Posted at: March 29th, 2010 - 2:53 pm - Number of Comments » 4

The detritus of a full week in the sun with no electricity and nominal running water is now filling my kitchen. My lips are peeling, my nails are non-existent and I only felt something approaching truly human after a long, hot soak in a very large mound of bubbles scented with something bearing an exotic […]


Posted at: March 22nd, 2010 - 12:15 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I have joked with my friends that the twin keys of manipulating me are guilt and responsibility.  My entire life has been driven by those two forces.  With apologies to Jodifur, three minutes with me, and you are convinced that I was secretly raised by a Jewish mother, despite my obviously Nordic heritage. There are […]


Posted at: March 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Last night Harry had his first attack of real fear.  We were watching, of all things, an episode of  “Phineas and Ferb” – one of his all-time favorite shows, and at least tolerable for parental viewing – and suddenly he said “Mommy, turn this off.  I am scared. I don’t want to watch this anymore.” […]


Posted at: March 5th, 2010 - 12:44 pm - Number of Comments » 4