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Nov09
Caught, Not Taught

Caught, Not Taught

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I’ve been thinking about the qualities that people most often comment about in my children and how they learned those things.

Oct28
The Boundary Between You and Your Child

The Boundary Between You and Your Child

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My nearly man-sized child is sitting with me in the pediatrician’s office awaiting his physical. I look around at the harried new moms with the tiny babies strapped into carseats, the screaming toddlers jumping off of the wee chairs and the waiting room strewn with toys. Soon I won’t be bringing my son here anymore….

Sep30
Working Mother’s Guilt, the Myth of Balance and Perfection

Working Mother’s Guilt, the Myth of Balance and Perfection

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This past weekend I was traveling by plane and the man sitting next to me struck up a conversation. He told me about his wife, kids, house, job… on and on. And, as is usually the case, I volunteered very little about myself. It is a strange thing that on the internet I don’t hold much back, but in real life I am reserved and cautious about what I share….

Sep23
When the Tables are Turned on Mommyblogging

When the Tables are Turned on Mommyblogging

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I have spent over six years talking about my life on the Internet. I have always tried to be sensitive to my children and to tell the stories from my perspective as their mother. If I have learned anything in all these years of parenting it is that the things I worry about, or am concerned about, most often turn out to be the wrong things anyway. So why worry….

Sep15
When Should My Toddler Sleep With a Pillow?

When Should My Toddler Sleep With a Pillow?

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At what age does comfort finally edge out the risk?

Sep15
The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand

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I have been eating my words for a long time. Almost 16 years. There are few things left to which I say “never” and admittedly most of those things have the words “as long as you are a minor and living in my house” preceding the word never.

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