Author Archives: rachelvb

Take a walk

There’s so much promise. I bought these shoes on a whim. I mean, look at them?! I asked a friend “are these too girly for a boy?” Obviously, if they are, it didn’t matter. I bought them. I mean, look … Continue reading

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How blue is his blue?

What does it mean when you dream about dolphins? Actually, I don’t know what it was – a seal/porpoise creature whose fin poked through gray water. He was friendly enough. I stood on a balcony looking over a venetian marina. … Continue reading

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Our week after our week

Jack’s cold turned into RSV and all the horrible things that ensue because of it: fever, labored breathing, loss of appetite. Thursday night, he was breathing so fast and so hard and we could see his ribs. You still wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Our week

I had Monday off, one of those rare newspaper holidays. I’m surprised we still get holidays. Wasn’t the LA Times going to reduce those pesky things? Who needs them?! Jack and I went to the park and met up with … Continue reading

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4 months old (well last week)

Happy 4 months, Love Bug! (last week) Let’s see, he’s been sick for about a month, is the best-dressed at daycare (also the happiest), he gets stuck mid-roll and gets mad, has found his outside voice (neighbors agree) and loves … Continue reading

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Scratch

I’m in a weird place right now. I’m afraid of my writing. Not, boo! afraid, I’m just totally avoiding it. It’s been so long since I sat down to edit a poem, to write a poem. I tried today (tried … Continue reading

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I saw what love might have done had he loved in time – Mary Oliver

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This world

Jumping Jack ^ A video of Jack being Jack above ^ What the hell did I take pictures of before him? I remember saying I would still talk and write about adult things. hahahaha! But I don’t really want to. … Continue reading

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There is no end to this love

He’s going down so much easier these days. Thanks, daycare. This morning he fell asleep within minutes after I picked him up from his jumperoo. Even a few weeks ago, I’d have to rock and rock and rock-bounce, rock bounce … Continue reading

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‘Today, we’re younger than we’re ever gonna be.’ -Regina Spektor

I guess day care is alright … they at least inform parents when their clothes are inside out. But I miss my guy this morning. We’ve been sick. Cold number 2 in 3 months. Good track record… He’s the happiest, … Continue reading

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