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June 2010

Spaces of Our Own

June 30, 2010

When Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One’s Own in the early 20th century, she was literally talking about a room. To yourself. To write, or even, just to think. She didn’t have kids, though. If she did, she may have called it A Corner of One’s Own…please? Or, The Bathroom to Myself. Just Give […]


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Toddler Cross-dressing

June 26, 2010

Recently, Mr. B had a playdate with a beautiful young girl five months his junior. For the purposes of this post, we’ll call her Cinderella. She happens to have a basket full of fluffy, frilly clothes she uses to play dress-up. Sometimes, she’ll even dress up her sister. After about a half hour of playing […]


Hello Friends, Welcome to An Attitude Adjustment’s new look. I’ve been trying to make the best of stay-at-home motherhood with Blogger, but I kept coveting all the neat, clean looks of my friends’ WordPress blogs. So here I am, thankfully. You may have noticed that my blog was in and out of commission for a […]


Simple Pleasures

June 19, 2010

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers…. –William Wordsworth The world is too much with me. I do way too much getting and spending. Do you want to know what I’ve purchased, aside from basic necessities, in the past two weeks since my vacation? […]


Wanted: Mother

June 17, 2010

Description: Daily care for two young children. Shake bottles of formula, microwave bagels, make cheese sandwiches. Wipe pee off the toilet, change wet and soiled diapers, take out trash often. Do laundry daily. Clean spit-up off of clothes, wood floor, the couch and carpet. Look for signs of sickness and anxiously call pediatrician or friends […]

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All She Did Was Ask….

June 15, 2010

Gappy at Single Parenthood recently passed on this award to me that also serves as a list of interview questions. These are so much easier to answer than any job interview I’ve ever sat through. As I answer these, I don’t have to wear heels and my armpits don’t sweat. Q.1. Would you describe yourself […]


The yellow-lined notepaper sat folded in the junk drawer like a flower, opening itself. After many harried attempts at finding various trinkets, I finally picked it up. My handwriting is often large, rushed, illegible to anyone except me. But in this message, it is neat and precise: Tues. January 2, 2006 10 things to do […]

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a couple who has been weathering the slings and arrows of outrageous children must be in want of a vacation. Couple time is important, and my husband and I are fortunate enough to have wonderful parents who couldn’t adore their grandchildren more. So we ask if we can […]

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