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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Every night I come upstairs and check on the girls. Sometimes, I go into Big Girl’s room first. Sometimes, I stop in Little Girl’s room first. Big Girl usually needs to be untangled from her bedding. I smooth her hair and give her a kiss. Little Girl usually needs to be covered up. Sometimes, I [...]

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I’m always fascinated by the way kids think. Why they do the things that they do. I love how loyal they are. I also love how susceptible they are to suggestion. I can vividly remember getting Big Girl to eat her dinner by telling her that so-and-so, a friend from nursery school, LOVED what we [...]

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Pros: They keep shoulder pain to a minimum; made of hypoallergenic silicon;they don’t slip. Cons: Expensive; could show through very sheer or thin fabric. I wear a completely weird bra size — 32DD. Small around the ribcage, not-so-small elsewhere. It is very, very difficult for me to buy a bra. I used to wear a [...]

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This weekend my husband got mad at me. The kids wanted to bring two juice boxes each along to the beach. I said no, substituting one reusable water bottle for one of the juice boxes. “What are you worried about,” he wanted to know. “Our kids are so skinny. I will be pissed if you’re [...]

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Review: Barilla Microwaveable Meals

Pros: Simple, flavorful pasta and sauces; reasonable price; little to no cleanup; no preservatives; short ingredient list Cons: Not organic; plastics — even polypropylene (notated as recycle symbol 5) — can leach chemicals into food. Cost: $3.29 per package I got an email from Barilla’s PR woman asking if I’d like to learn more about [...]

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Big Girl is eight. She looks it. Tall, yes, but skinny and straight and flat as a board. Not a curve in sight. Some of her friends, however, may be eight, but they are eight going on 17. When I look at them I see little girls with hair under their arms (they make fun [...]

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