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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Little Girl, mind of her own Little Girl, has decreed that she wants a small birthday party. She does not want to invite her entire preschool class, she says, even though it’s something I offered to her and something I always did in the past. No, she wants specific people. Her best bud S. N., [...]

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Pros: Delicious comes to mind! High in fiber and iron; provides 44% of the recommended daily intake of ALA Omega 3. Cons: High in calories (like most granola); has 8 grams of sugar — the top of the range that the Environmental Working Group considers to be healthy. Whenever I go to Red Mango I [...]

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You: Your Child’s Role Model

You know how studies always say that parents — not the media or Lady Gaga — are the real role models for children? (Like this one out of The University of Montreal.) I always doubted it. Why would my kid want to be just like me? I am imperfect. I am fallible. I am annoying [...]

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There’s a diner close by that makes THE best lentil soup. I love lentil soup. I could eat it every day. About a week ago I asked the owner if they did take-out in larger quantities. I wanted at least a quart so I could freeze small portions for later use. Yes, she said, showing [...]

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Croup — How Can it Be?

I was nodding off on the couch about four hours ago when I realized my husband was calling to me urgently. “Call 911. Little Girl is having trouble breathing!” I staggered out of the den and ran upstairs. There, my usually calm and collected non-panicking husband was holding my youngest who was indeed having trouble [...]

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There’s a little girl in my Brownie troop. She’s sort of incredible, actually. She is, as I like to say, my most vocal scout. Loud and boisterous, you always know where she is and what she’s up to. All the girls love her, and despite the fact that it can be a challenge to corral [...]

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Shrinkwrapped Boats — Ugh

We are boaters. For the better part of the year it’s cold here so the boats are sitting in dry dock covered in shrinkwrap. Let’s call it what it is: They are wrapped in yards and yards of plastic that cannot be reused. Ever. Until this year I never gave a thought to it. I [...]

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