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About alexgirl

I'm a YA novelist livin' in fabulous Brooklyn with my husband and our two kitties. I love film making, photography, music, chocolate, sushi, friends, cardio, TV, and a bunch of other crap I can't think of. One published novel, Back Talk, available at Amazon. (and another one in progress!)

Born in the bath, in Bath

When I woke up Sunday at 4 a.m. with strong contractions — a week before my due date — I thought it was a false alarm. “No, I really think you’re in labor,” my husband said, watching me wince and … Continue reading

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Making Friends For My Daughter … With or Without Her Help

We’re one month in, and Trixie seems to be adjusting very well to life in England. She’s happy with nursery school, our house, and the new words she’s learning for the things in her life (like mum!). She’s even started … Continue reading

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From Brooklyn Pre-School to UK Nursery

From the moment we got to Trixie’s new nursery school, I knew things were going to be different. Not just because the space itself is a gorgeous three-story Georgian home opposite a sprawling playing field, whereas her Brooklyn preschool was … Continue reading

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Brooklyn to England: Perks and Perils of Living in a Country Cottage

“Mama!” Trixie screams from her new bedroom. “There are loads of rolly pollies in my room. Loads of ’em!” First I laugh at her phrasing. “Loads.” Not something she used to say, but a word that has nestled into her … Continue reading

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How I Got Out Of Another Boring Saturday

For me, every day moments usually include peddling snacks like a human vending machine; schlepping picture books in case boredom ever strikes; and crouching in public toilets to wipe a three-year-old’s butt. This past weekend, however, thanks to an American … Continue reading

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Preschool Procrastination

It started almost a year ago. I was on a playdate, and one mom-friend said, “So, where are you sending Trixie to preschool?” At the time my daughter wasn’t even two. I thought, “Um…huh? Preschool is for three-year-olds, right? Am … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos!

Made some delicious fish tacos with friends the other night. Thanks to Joanna Goddard for this recipe!  The panco crust was inspired, and so much better than deep frying! Of course I made my own guac, because I’m a New … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love

It took me a while to like The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love by Dyan Sheldon. The cover alone is annoyingly whimsical and I’m wondering if that girl on the bike has to pee or she’s just too wild … Continue reading

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I Never Thought I’d Do That …

5 Embarrassing (And Gross) Things I Do Now That I’m A Parent The other day I was sharing my water bottle with my one-year-old, and when she handed it back to me the water was cloudy with food and spit … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mimosa Brunches…

Today I went through my inbox and unsubscribed to all the alerts that had been building up–concerts, readings, gallery openings. I don’t want to alarm any of you preggos out there, but the reality is your social life is about … Continue reading

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