The Tragic Optimist

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Help make tomorrow a new day

Good update: It looks like we’ve successfully knocked the bad date off of A.M.S’s blog dashboard for both of her blogs. Thank you so much to everyone who helped out with a click (or two). (warning, this post talks about the death of a child in the NICU, just in case you’re not in a …

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another blog

I’ve realized recently that I’ve been searching online for other parents who have dealt with small toddlers and glasses. I haven’t found much beyond a few odd (and old) postings to parenting forums and pages that are geared towards parents with older children. I know that it’s not all that common for kids Zoe’s age …

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Favorite Posts Meme

Fighting Windmills tagged me with the Favorite Posts Meme, which might be the first meme I’ve ever been tagged with – thanks (and I mean that honestly, not sarcastically)!  The idea isto go back through your archives and post links to five favorite blog posts that match five categories. Link One must be about family …

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I rock teh Interwebs

As I play around on the Internet while waiting for Zoe to wake up from her nap, I realized that pictures of Zoe are the first few results when you do a google image search for rock hammer for scale. This pleases me something fierce.

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To the person who reached the blog searching for “pregnant on third iui”

(just in case you check here again) if you searched for that phrase because you are pregnant after your third IUI, congratulations! That’s wonderful news, welcome to the club – sorry it took so much to get here. If it’s because you are hoping that it will happen for you, then I hope it works …

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Missing my lost blog posts

After the server died, I re-created this blog by cutting and pasting from an RSS feed that only went back to Aug. 2006. Since I only started blogging in March 2006, and I hadn’t posted all that many times, I didn’t worry about missing some of the earlier posts. I knew I wanted my “I’ve …

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Let your blogging voices be heard

A friend of mine, Sarah, is working on her sociology dissertation on changing conceptions about public and private, focusing on bloggers. If you’re a blogger, take a few minutes to Take the “Public and Private in the Blogosphere” Survey. I found the questions to be very thought-provoking, and I’m pretty excited to see the results.

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Cake Day! Now with more pie

Mel at Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters is celebrating her blogaversary and has invited us all to celebrate with her by getting a yummy treat tonight. You might remember my book group posts, those were all organized by Mel. Well, I didn’t have time to make anything, but I did have time for a …

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A smokin’ blog

Sorry about the brief interruption. The original Tragic Optimist blog was on our shinypebble.com web server, which has recently picked up a nasty smoking habit. So I’ve moved here. I think I can recover most of my old posts copying and pasting from RSS feeds and google caches. Anyway, bear with me – there might …

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