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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Multitasking, I scanned the CNN headlines when one caught my eye: WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk. To paraphrase the story, the World Health Organization says that the radiation emitted from cell phones is a “possible carcinogen.” Crap. I was an early cell phone adopter, spending hours on the phone as I [...]

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We just threw a big party for Big Girl. Planning it was stressful, even once I found the venue. I knew I had to come up with favors and centerpieces. In the end, it turned out that the centerpieces were easy. It’s spring. Everyone is planting, so I got enough plants for every family to [...]

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“Do you have any of the Boar’s Head Natural line?” My question was really rhetorical since I was standing at the deli counter of my local Stop & Shop staring at a giant banner touting the stuff.  The guy in the white coat and cute paper hat groaned. “Yes, we do, but it’s going to [...]

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Little Girl is angelic. Big light blue eyes, blond curls, porcelain skin. Truly, truly angelic. Tonight, that little angel behaved like a devil, dropping not one but THREE f-bombs. We were having dinner. I’m coaxing her to sit still and face the table. She was ignoring me. I gave her a final warning: “Turn around [...]

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Not Ready For a Bed

Little Girl has been tented since she launched herself out of the crib and broke her collar bone. Horrible, terrible experience, and one that makes me shudder to this day. A few months ago, she made a teeny, tiny hole in the mesh. Over time, the hole got larger, but it was never a danger [...]

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Today Big Girl should be on a field trip to Queens Farms. Instead, she’s with her Daddy in the city. When the paperwork for the trip came home I was excited to see that all parents, for once, were welcome to come along for what seemed like an all day event. But then I saw [...]

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While I was pregnant with Big Girl one of the things I was most afraid of was stretch marks. I knew my skin was a candidate. When I was in my early 20s, I gained 40 pounds and soon after the insides of my thighs sported purple yet translucent marks. What would pregnancy do to [...]

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Big Girl is doing a 50 states lesson in school. The kids are supposed to go out and ask friends and family to send them postcards from whatever states they live in. Cute idea, but could we actually get postcards from every state? I wasn’t sure. I started with my address book. We’ve got family [...]

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Every morning Big Girl and Little Girl have cereal and yogurt. It’s organic yogurt free of artificial flavors and colors, but I still wonder how healthy it is. You see, it comes in a big plastic tub. I believe the tub is BPA-free, but I can’t really be absolutely sure, can I? I looked it [...]

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Marriage Takes Work

Natural is a funny word. The definition, from Dictionary.com: existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial). Also, growing spontaneously, without being planted or tended by human hand, as vegetation; free from affectation or constraint; arising easily or spontaneously. As someone who says she is as natural as possible, it would seem like a [...]

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