Category Archives: Language development

  1. Writing her own life

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    November 10, 2017 by whirlyjoy

    My Dragon Lover and I were sitting up in bed, watching the election results on Tuesday evening, when my iPhone …
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  2. Winter sunshine


    November 19, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    This is what we call the “sick bowl” in our house, sitting on Aida’s plush froggy blanket that my good …
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  3. What’s that sign?


    October 9, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Most of Aida’s interactions with the world can be hard to figure out, and a huge part of my job as her mother is to try to guess what the heck is going on inside that bright but screwy brain of hers.

  4. “Special” family dinners


    September 14, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    We never set the table. We’re strictly a get-your-own-gear kind of family. So what is it about the siren call of the family dinner that still pulls me in sometimes?

  5. The genie is out of the bottle

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    September 7, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    I let Mimi, who is a precocious 11, start a (very private, highly aliased and protected) Facebook account last week. …
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