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Excuses, Excuses

Boy, do I got ‘em. The return to Real Life and the start of the school year has pretty much kicked my butt. Because the dining room table has been covered in my piles of projects, we’ve eaten almost every … Continue reading

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High Tech Couples Halloween Costume

In the midst of my constant whining about not getting to make The Cuties’ Halloween costumes this year, the husband and I received an invitation to an adults-only costume party.  Half paralyzed with fear about the prospective of dressing up … Continue reading

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My Most Favorite Thing

I have waited all summer for this week. Do you know what it is? It’s New Agenda Week! {While Hallmark seems to have created a holiday for almost everything they haven’t for this yet – so patent pending!}  As a Mom, I … Continue reading

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Goody Bags & A Silly Headband

We are getting ready for Little Cutie’s 8th birthday party on Saturday.  While I know many people no longer do goody bags for birthday parties these days, they are still a big deal to The Cuties {and Mama!}, and so … Continue reading

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A Great Reason to Bring Your Kids to Japan

There were a lot of reasons why we made the decision to move to Japan, but tops on the list were the kinds of experiences our children could have. So imagine my delight when checking Little Cutie’s homework folder and … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights, Apartment-Style

I narrowed the Hanukkah decorations down to a single Rubbermaid bin for the trip across the world and last week we unpacked it and set to work. Cute Husband was a bit baffled by this effort as we will be … Continue reading

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A Great Miracle Happened Here

And by that I mean I hand sewed something. Seriously, this project was untouched by my beloved glue gun, I swear to you.  Trust me, there were times I was tempted.  Because as usual, the idea in my head was … Continue reading

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Reusing for a Good Cause

Despite all sorts of proclamations to myself and Cute Husband about taking this first year abroad off from volunteering I have somehow found myself chairing the Hanukkah party at the JCC of Japan this coming weekend. Funny how that happens, … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing into the Holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone rather quietly in Tokyo.  No national holiday.  No days off school or work.  No Black Friday shopping extravaganza.  Just a delicious buffet at the American Club with many of our friends and fellow Expats where … Continue reading

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Meiji Jingu Visit

So my friend Linda and I have tried to find a time to go to Meiji Shrine for over a month now and we just haven’t been able to make it happen {including a guilt-ridden cancellation on my part a … Continue reading

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