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Jan16
Should we all lighten up about Barbie?

Should we all lighten up about Barbie?

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As a girl, I was besotted with the world of Barbie. I have plenty of friends who were forbidden Barbie, and if you were to look at us all together, I don’t think you would pick out the Barbie owner among us.

Jan02
Parenting resolutions for 2009: what are yours?

Parenting resolutions for 2009: what are yours?

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I’m making some resolutions this year. And what better place to start than with some of my less-than-exemplary parenting habits?

Dec26
Is bribing your child ever a good idea?

Is bribing your child ever a good idea?

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I promised that Henry would attend a birthday party, but he’s refusing to go. What do I do? “Bribe him,” my sister advised. “That’s what I would have done.”

Oct24
Prop 8: Where do you stand?

Prop 8: Where do you stand?

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If you want to argue that gay marriage is unholy, go right ahead; if
you want to disallow same-sex unions in your church, you have that
right. I got married in front of a judge, so my marriage is pretty
unholy as well.

Sep12
Kids and weight issues: what can we do?

Kids and weight issues: what can we do?

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More children are dealing with weight problems, and they’re dealing with them at younger and younger ages. What’s your take on childhood weight gain?

Sep05
The picky eater: how do you deal?

The picky eater: how do you deal?

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People often ask me what Henry’s eating these days, and in response I typically let out a series of high-pitched shrieks. Because oh, my friends. Oh, dear. It’s not good. This is a topic I have avoided bringing up because it tends to elicit strong opinions. Either I’m a helicopter parent for fretting overly about […]

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