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What I Learned at Summer Camp: How to Accept the Child I Have

This summer, N is attending a real summer camp for the first time. I’ve been surprised by what a learning experience it has been for both of us. The camp is located on the beautiful grounds of a local private … Continue reading

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Role Models

It’s cool — and a little scary — how N looks up to me and G as role models.  In fact, when I first sat down to write this, I didn’t realize the extent to which she models us until … Continue reading

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The Great Pink Princess Debate

Given my 3-year-old daughter’s obsession with princesses and all things pink, I’ve added another controversial mom book to my reading list (which I must admit is growing longer than I can keep up with these days):  Peggy Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My … Continue reading

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Little Sis is on the Way!

This week we found out that we’re in for a special treat in June:  another little girl will join our family!  G and I didn’t have a gender preference for “Number Two,” but we were totally convinced that we were having … Continue reading

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Take It or Leave It

I’ve been going through a bit of a rebellious phase in my pregnancy — against much of the “expert” (or not-so-expert!) advice offered to parents-to-be.  These days, there seems to be an endless supply of books, magazines and websites geared towards making parents insecure and … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the Preschool Soul…?

As we were driving to preschool the other day, N said to me, “Mom, I hope Melody is at school today.”  I thought, what a nice, thoughtful thing to say.  Then N continued, “Melody has been nice to me for … Continue reading

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