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Sep04
When The Worst Happens: Helping a Friend Cope With Pregnancy Loss

When The Worst Happens: Helping a Friend Cope With Pregnancy Loss

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I have to admit that the first time I read this question I frantically zeroed in on the Back button and got the hell away from it, once I realized what it was about. It took a few days before I was able to go back and really read it. And then it took a few days after that before I realized I just couldn’t answer it. Not by myself, anyway.

Aug29
Should you discipline other people’s kids?

Should you discipline other people’s kids?

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Should you discipline other people’s kids? Yes. Okay, next question. No, but seriously. Liz (hi Liz!) of Mom-101 wrote about an incident that I’m still mulling over. (Such is her genius.) The incident in question took place one fateful afternoon in Target, when Liz watched two young children drop food and trash on the floor. […]

Aug01

Writing about your kids: a few thoughts on parent blogging

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When Henry was four, I wrote on my blog about a meltdown he had at Ikea, and what I felt were the insensitive comments of the strangers around us. I wasn’t prepared for what happened next: readers and bloggers on other sites mocking Henry, wondering if he was autistic, if he needed medicating, or if […]

Jul18

Is All Fair In Love And Tabloid Journalism?

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While Alice rounds out her vacation at the BlogHer conference, this week’s column is in the hands of Liz Gumbinner of Mom-101. I have never been a big tabloid reader. Oh, sure I can weigh in on an Olsen Twins debate at a cocktail party and I jones for an occasional CELEBRITIES! THEY PICK GUM […]

Jul16
Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

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Do you have kids who go away to camp? Tell me what it’s like…to have kids who go away in the summer. And don’t need your constant attention or need you to keep them busy or want you to take them to the pool or feed them 3 or 4 times a day(!). I have […]

Jul07

Nine Bridesmaids in Blush & Bashful: When Your Family Wants to Pick Your Wedding Party

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Oh Amy, I’ve been engaged a month and I can already tell my family and I are not going to be getting along until the wedding is over. My fiancé’s mom is amazing and told me (and meant it) that I could do whatever I wanted, it’s my day. My mom said the same thing […]

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