Category Archives: General Parenting

Baby Preschool

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He needs an art project for school, and he needs one now. How about fish? I cut two out of construction paper and draw in eyes and scales. I think they will do, so I scramble to put them in his backpack. Lest you think I am one of those parents who does their child’s […]

Project Runaway

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I’m a girl. (No, really! I know my family doesn’t see me that way, but I really am.). And as a girl, I like clothing. I like fashion. I like shopping — when it’s just me, and I have a relatively empty credit card, and I’ve just watched a mini-marathon of “What Not to Wear.” […]

In Training

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On some level I’m sure the following would be recognized as bad parenting, but we just can’t seem to help ourselves. You see, we like to teach our two and a half year old son Leo "tricks" solely for our amusement. The most recent of which is our instruction on how to greet my husband […]

Being the Mom

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My youngest daughters were playing dress-up one day and I overheard a familiar conversation. “Why do I always have to be the boy? I want to be the princess!” the eldest demanded. “Well, I have to be the princess because princesses always have long hair like mine,” the youngest replied, as she batted her lashes […]

Curse of the Diaper Genie

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As a mother of two small children, I could tell FTMs (first time mothers) a million little stories about how the second child is not like the first. The first child always has her hair combed, always has a clean face, always wears designer outfits … blah-blah-blah. This is not that story. This story has actual educational […]