Category Archives: Baby

In Defense of Family Planning

I don’t usually write about politics here, but tonight I felt it was important to say something on behalf of women and families in this country. In recent days you may have followed the heated debate over whether a female … Continue reading

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Making the trains run on time (or not)

In our family, I am the timekeeper.  I make the trains run on time — or at least I try to.  Of the four individuals in our family, I am the one who (a) knows how to read a clock AND … Continue reading

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If you can’t say something nice…

It’s a tried-and-true adage that parents have been telling kids for generations:  if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  But after a couple of bizarre interactions with strangers this week, I wonder — have people totally … Continue reading

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Guardian of our family’s health

In the four years since N was born, I’ve gradually assumed the role of “guardian” of our family’s health.  I am the nudge who urges our family to eat better, exercise and get enough sleep.  I didn’t realize it for … Continue reading

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A Moment to Breathe!

Omg, omg — are both girls really in bed at 8:45?  Are the dishes really done, and do I really have nothing to do until my husband comes home from a late work dinner??  Let me raise a toast to … Continue reading

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Waiting for Hurricane Irene

I’d call this the “calm before the storm,” but it’s not quiet on our block.  All day, landscaping crews have been working, filling the air with the near-constant whirr of Weed Whackers and leaf blowers.  At first, I thought our … Continue reading

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It’s Hard Work, Taking a Vacation

Now that we have two young kiddoes, I wouldn’t exactly describe our first family-of-four vacation as “relaxing.”  In fact, it was the hardest-working getaway we’ve ever had.  G and I both feel like we need a vacation from the vacation. … Continue reading

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