October 2009

portrait of an artist

October 25, 2009

Last night, we attended an art show. A big one. In an actual museum. And I was one of the artists. We were asked to pose for a photo on the red carpet. We got escorted into the gallery, passing a line of people waiting to get in. We even got congratulated by complete strangers […]


letter to henry : 2 months

October 21, 2009

Dear Henry, You are 2 months old today. Happy 1/6th birthday! I had meant to write you when you turned 1 month old—my goal has always been to write you a letter every month—but those first few weeks flew by in a blur. Our family who helped keep us afloat had just left, and your […]


the new normal

October 19, 2009

For the past several weeks I’ve been wondering if things would go back to normal. If my body would go back to the way it was. If our sleep would even out a little bit. If my time would become my own again. But I’m learning there’s no such thing as normal. There’s only a […]


back to work

October 14, 2009

It’s my first full day back at work, and I’m taking a coffee break to say hello. Thanks to Rama who is watching over the little babe while I sit in my sunroom studio, and thanks to my mom who will be doing the same two days a week. Pregnancy really sapped my creative energy, […]


notes on recovery

October 12, 2009

• When I said I wasn’t scared to have a c-section, I meant it. I wasn’t scared because I hadn’t thought it through. I didn’t think about the fact that I would be sliced open and that I would have a scar. I didn’t think about the fact that I would take a heavy dose […]


henry’s birth story

October 8, 2009

The night before Henry was born, I entertained the notion that I might just be pregnant forever—or at least another week or two. I was already four days overdue. Bets had been placed on the 15th and the 18th, but here it was, August 20th, and I was only 1 centimeter dilated. “Maybe he’ll be […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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