Author Archives: Amanda Murphyao

Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 7

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 7 in a series. Whelp, that’s it. After posting all of those themed gifts, … Continue reading

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In the Middle

Devoted readers may recall that Chicago is at the center of the world / universe: But visitors to St. John’s might know differently: There are plenty of Azimuthal equidistant projection maps centered on other cities, as well. (Some are digitized at … Continue reading

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Row, row, row your province

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Canada and U.S. Jumble Maps

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Things to do / see / eat in Silicon Valley – with kids!

Some friends are moving to the area with their kiddo, so I thought I’d write them up a (far from exhaustive) list of places we’ve been, or places that we’ve yet to go but have been recommended to us. Plus, … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 6

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 6 in a series. — SPOILER: If you have a soon-to-be-three-year-old and you want … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 5

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 5 in a series. AKA Chocolate Pudding Dirt Pie Gift I’ve mainly sent this … Continue reading

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How Not To Annoy New Moms in Five Easy Steps

STEP 1: Don’t ask “How is the baby sleeping?” or any variation thereof. They say there are no stupid questions, only stupid people. Guess what, my friend? This question (and any of its sub-varients, like “is he a good sleeper?” … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 4

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 4 in a series. * SPOILERS – DON’T KEEP READING IF YOU HAVE A … Continue reading

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Baby & Kid & Person Gifts – Part 3

Since quite a few people have asked me about baby / kid toys, I’m sharing some of the gifts that I like to give. This is Part 3 in a series. For second birthdays, I assembled some craft boxes with the … Continue reading

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