Author Archives: Rachel

About Rachel

I'm a grad student in the physical sciences at the University of Michigan and mother of one.

Mother’s Day Kiss

The day before Mother’s Day, I was “reading” Ike Museum ABC. Really, there’s very little reading involved. I turn the pages and Ike gets excited (or not) about what’s on each page. His favorites are “C is for cat” and … Continue reading

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Ike’s Second Birthday

We started off with homemade waffles and pears canned by Grandma. Then Ike got to open his first present: one from Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa. He was pretty excited. We went to visit the Calder Dairy. Besides the obvious cows, they … Continue reading

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I want to go to IKEA

My closet re-org hit a road bump, and as with so many home decorating road bumps, it can be solved by going to IKEA. In brief: I want to use curtains as a closet door.  My closet is fairly wide, … Continue reading

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It’s official.  Spring is here. We’re setting the clocks forward and the first crocuses are up. So far I can see the very tips of the daffodils in front of the house starting to poke up.  Whether the daffodils I … Continue reading

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Closet Progress

Try as I did, I didn’t finish my closet reorganization by Friday.  I think that’s partly because I had/have farther to go than most people and partly because I work a desk job during the day.  Still, I’m pretty hopeful … Continue reading

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I donated my wedding dress

I donated my wedding dress.  As I write this, my wedding dress is making it’s way by snail mail to Brides Against Cancer. Was I sad to see it go?  A little, maybe.  But it’s a polyester David’s Bridal dress.  … Continue reading

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I’ve got a ways to go

The next 5 weeks are Project Simplify on Simple Mom.  This week is “your wardrobe.” To say that I need this is a gross understatement.  If they’re handing out a prize for “worst before picture,” it’s in the bag.

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