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Sep28

Another mercurial finding from the CDC

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There’s a new study out this week on thimerosal, the controversial preservative once commonly used in vaccines. Whether or not thimerosal causes autism has been the cause of much debate, and this new study appears, at first, to reassure. I have to admit, it’s a little intimidating to cover this topic. I know there are […]

Sep26

Child of Mine: When Your Parents Disagree With Your Parenting

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Hi Amy, I know this isn’t the usual kind of question you answer on the advice smackdown, but I thought you & the other parents might have some helpful words of advice for me. My husband & I are just starting to think about trying for our first baby. As someone who spent the greater […]

Sep13
Tiny Chairs For Tiny Bottoms: Children’s Chairs

Tiny Chairs For Tiny Bottoms: Children’s Chairs

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As I sat around this week thinking of what to write for today’s column I realized I’d never shared my obsession for tiny chairs. At the height of my obsession I had 7 tiny chairs in various rooms of my house. I found most of them at our local flea market and one adorable wicker […]

Sep07

Enough with the Crocs. Do you hear me? Enough!

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Maybe it’s end-of-summer fatigue, but I’ve had it with the sight of kids in Crocs. I was tired long ago of them on adults, but now my disgust has spilled over to the children. First of all, when they get encrusted with filth, as all children’s footwear do—especially by the end of summer—Crocs look especially […]

Sep06
They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

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Right before we put our house on the market I had to paint over our door frame growth chart where we’d tracked our kid’s rapid (Maddie has the growing pains to prove it) growth over the last 8 years. I took pictures of it for the sake of the memories, but I wish we’d had […]

Aug31

In defense of Lauren Caitlin Upton.

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Oh, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. I’m sorry, Lauren. The Internet can be so cruel. In case you haven’t seen this clip (And if you haven’t–really? You haven’t?) , during the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked the following question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate […]

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