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One of my go-to sitters had a serious accident about six or so weeks ago. Her neck was broken. It was horrible. She is okay, thank goodness, but I’m in a pickle. I was counting on her to sit for me over the summer. Big Girl is signed up for camp every day, but Little […]

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This morning I came across two new studies that should matter to every parent. The first, out of the Society for Research in Child Development, looks at how early childcare affects someone as a teen, linking childcare settings with academic achievement and behavioral issues. The second — out of the National Institute of Mental Health […]

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I’ve had two babies and lived two very distinct lives during their first few years. My older daughter was born when my husband was working a full-time job. He was making a good living. At the time — as a freelance writer — I scaled back a bit. I still worked full-time but I did […]

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When Baby Says No

My mom watches Little Girl on Tuesdays. I moderated a webinar today, so they both left the house for the afternoon. When I finished the event, I put my home phone back on the hook. There was a message waiting from my mom. “Hello, Karen? I took her shopping, and we came back to my […]

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