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On the giving of parenting advice to parents by non-parents

I very recently engaged in a brief and testy exchange on Facebook.  I feel slightly idiotic even admitting to that because first of all I don’t do conflict and second, I don’t do conflict on Facebook.  Before long, I took … Continue reading

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The Gene of Discontent

My winter break felt like it was a bit of a dud.  That’s how I was feeling the other day as I faced preparing myself to return to work.  My husband was shortchanged out of any time off at all, save … Continue reading

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Middle-aged motherhood – the pros and the cons

I have for several years suspected it, and only recently confirmed it: I am middle-aged. This is a somewhat fluid term used to define the midpoint(ish) period of a person’s life based on life expectancy. I am 41 years old, … Continue reading

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In defense of moms – salaried and otherwise

I read a very passionate blog today by a husband and father defending his wife against what he perceives as condescension from working mothers for her choice to stay at home with their child. The comments were as interesting as … Continue reading

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On not blinking

My daughter turned three this summer and her final coup d’etat as a two-year-old was to refuse to ever willingly take another nap.  I say willingly because there are those naps that come upon her like a stealth ninja any time we … Continue reading

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Squeezing the last drops from summer

On Sunday our children were bored to death after watching their parents toil the day away on yard work.  They scarcely knew what to do with themselves – I mean, joining us outside might have been too much to ask … Continue reading

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From positive energy to parenting fail

I recall occasional glimpses into my son’s academic future when he was a toddler.  These glimpses typically ended with my shaking my head and thinking, “Boy, I don’t think school is going to come easily for him.”  Whether we were casually … Continue reading

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