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Every morning I read the news. This morning, my husband sent me a link to a Daily Beast story, Silicon Valley CEO Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Abusing His Wife—and Is Offered a Deal for Less Than 30 Days in Jail. It tells the story of a successful, professional woman married to the CEO of an [...]

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“Did she wear her helmet?” It was the first question I asked when my husband and youngest came into the house. “Yes,” he explained grimly. “She was the only kid at the birthday wearing one, but she wore it.” He walked past me shaking his head. My little one danced around me, chattering about the [...]

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I was standing at the counter of my local CVS waiting to ask a contact lens solution question. (Was the generic solution I was holding comparable to the AOSept I normally buy?) A young mother was asking the pharmacist to check her daughter’s prescription. The doctor had spent a lot of time calculating the dose [...]

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A few weeks ago a letter came home from school. Our school, like most others, uses pesticides on its lawns. Yes, the same lawns that kids run on at recess and gym. I wasn’t surprised, although I do think it’s really stupid. Who cares if there are dandelions and crabgrass where kids play? Not me, [...]

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  It was 4 p.m. and I was slathering another coat of sunscreen on my kids when I noticed a woman staring at me. When I made eye contact she shook her head at me and said, “You know it’s 4 o’clock, right? It’s a little late in the day to get a sunburn.” Not [...]

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When Kids Get Lost in a Crowd

I went to a church fair this weekend. It was the last night of the fair and a Saturday night, so it was fairly packed. At one point Big Girl walked over to a garbage can to throw away her food wrapper. She came back and said, “Mommy, there’s a little girl over there who [...]

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This week I took Big Girl for a haircut at my favorite salon. We went inside and she went to the sink to get washed. When I was walking over to the other part of the salon — the area where she would be sitting — I noticed a pretty scary sight: a woman sitting [...]

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About three years ago I wrote a post called Spanking: This Will Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You. To this day it is still one of the most popular things I have ever written for this blog. It’s not surprising. Spanking is one of those polarizing topics –people either do it and don’t have [...]

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Does watching a lot of television make kids nutty and mean? The answer, according to a study published in the medical journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood, is yes. The report — Do television and electronic games predict children’s psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study — found that 5-year-old kids who [...]

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A woman posted a For Sale on my local Facebook selling group: Naturals Kids Bath Time Finger Paints. Draw designs on wet skin, inside tub, or in bath water for colorful bath time fun. My daughter loves these, especially writing with them or squeezing out swirly designs and making art! For ages 3 & up. [...]

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