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Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

“The Birds & The Bees” Talk goes in three stages: Fairy Tale Allusions Sanitized Honesty The Real Stuff It’s easy when they’re little toddlers and want to know where babies come from… “Storks bring them.. let’s just watch Dumbo; you’ll see.”  Then they see you or another woman with a big round ball for a […]

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Lessons from a Rock Wall

Family time is rare in our household. So, when we are presented with that gift, we like to make the most of it. Thanks to election day and school closing, yesterday was one of those gifts and we packed up the girls to check out Rock Quest for some bouldering and rope climbing. Like most […]

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Am I A Mean Mommy?

I’m sure my kid thinks I’m a “mean” mom.  My husband can be tough when he needs to be, but he’s definitely the fun parent, and I feel like I just spend 90% of my time staying on my daughter about something. “Lean over.  Don’t get crumbs anywhere.  Get in the shower.  Are your chores […]

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Negative Attention Monster: Ideas for Diffusing the Situation

I have often thought that other kids seemed way easier than mine, but I was never openly embarrassed by my daughter’s behavior.  Increasingly this past year, I have often wondered what is wrong with me or what is wrong with my child.  We are pretty no-nonsense when it comes to child-rearing: the wrong choices mean […]

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