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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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How do you review a child’s book? It’s not like you can critique its dialog or plotline. No, for me the best measure of a children’s book is how hard and how long my little one laughs. Sandra Boynton knows how to make kids laugh. Her latest book, Tickle Time!, is a perfect example. Little [...]

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I am on a hunt for a new car. If it wasn’t for my kids, I’d be fine with my current car. After all, it’s a hybrid, it runs, and it’s paid for, but unfortunately, the backseat isn’t big enough to fit more than two booster seats and that’s a problem. Right now, I’ve got [...]

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Today, three out of four kids ages 3 to 5 are in some form of childcare including daycare and preschool. Increasingly, teachers, parents, and childcare workers are focusing more on reading than on running. However, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), running trumps [...]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new policy statement — Media Use by Children Younger Than Two Years — about babies and toddlers watching TV. The organization’s take is simple: The AAP discourages media use for babies and kids under two Parents should avoid putting a TV in a child’s room There may [...]

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Little Girl the Thief

I’ve been posting (probably too much) about our lost photos. The story actually took several strange turns last week. Get this: So when we lost the camera we put up 19 lost camera signs. Crazy, but true. Last Wednesday my husband gets a call from some guy with an accent saying that he has our [...]

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My Baby’s Birthday

Little Girl turns three this week. It’s so cliche to ask, but how did that happen? It seems like only yesterday that I was walking the halls of the maternity wing, willing her to move down and out into the world, and now she’s old enough to talk and sing and laugh. She’s even become [...]

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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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Food: Keep On Trying

Big Girl, as I have mentioned before, is a great eater. She will try anything. She likes most of what she tries. Little Girl is not her sister. Yes, she eats broccoli and sweet potatoes. She loves hummus. But she’s not one to just jump at the chance to try kale, for example. This week, [...]

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