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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Full disclosure: I had a miscarriage on Monday morning around 3:30 a.m. I was due in March. The baby’s heart stopped beating around the six week, three day point of gestation. I found out on Tuesday, August 16th, but only miscarried this week because I opted to miscarry naturally. I had a miscarriage at home [...]

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Storm’s Over

Hurricane Irene hit us this weekend. It was not fun. Actually, it really, really sucked. We’re all safe, but my yard is a mess. One of my favorite shady trees, which was healthy I might add, was just blown over. The wind just pushed it down like it was a thin reed. The storm itself [...]

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I have been staying close to home lately. (Long story…) I decided to catch up on scrapbooking. I feel especially guilty about Little Girl’s books — or lack of. Big Girl has about eight completed books including a fairly obsessive pregnancy book with about 30 belly shots. As of last week, Little Girl had one [...]

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Growing up, I lived in a house with a huge (for Long Island) backyard. It was a stretched pentagon-shaped piece of property 60 feet across in the front but about 300 feet across in the back. It went back at its deepest 250 feet deep, and the house wasn’t big so there was a wide [...]

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Parent as a CEO

There are plenty of CEOs out there who also happen to be parents. I wonder which job they think is harder: being a parent or being an executive. I’d be willing to bet it’s most would say being a parent — hands down. As parents, we are in total control. There’s no executive board to [...]

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Dear Parent of the Kid in My Kid’s Camp: I dropped my daughter off this morning to your child singing away. What a beautiful voice she has, but holy crap, how does she know that song?!? Your little girl — what is she? Seven or eight? — was singing Rihanna’s S&M. What? You don’t remember [...]

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It costs more to eat well, according to a research study out of the University of Washington. Hoping to see what effect the new U.S. dietary guidelines would have on a family’s pocketbook, researchers –  including Pablo Monsivais, acting assistant professor at the University of Washington and part of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research [...]

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My house is pretty much a plastic-free zone. We’ve eliminated all Tupperware and plastic storage containers. I don’t use any Zip-Lock-type bags. I have reusable grocery bags. We don’t use plastic wrap, opting instead for glass containers with lids. We don’t have a single plastic cup. I even got rid of all the plastic utensils [...]

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