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Whither I goest, my baby will go

  • 26 Mar, 2008
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The brouhaha of this past week regarding a blogger junket planned by Johnson & Johnson got me thinking about where it’s appropriate to bring a baby, and where it’s not. Last summer, when I was still pregnant, many of my fellow bloggers brought their babies to the BlogHer conference in Chicago. Some of them used […]

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Talking about the birds, the bees and Mexican food with my kid

  • 14 Mar, 2008
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I recently read an article in the New York Times about a documentary that was made with four- and six-year-old little girls who were given the opportunity to ask a panel of scientists, therapists, and various experts questions they had about SEX, everything from how babies are made to what is AIDS and homosexuality… because […]

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The day a joke went too far

  • 06 Mar, 2008
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I heard someone on Oprah say that as parents, we write on the slate of our children’s lives. If that’s the case, someone hand me an eraser. If I’m not more careful with my kid’s fragile little minds, they are going to end up in therapy. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Lack-luster performance […]

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The Inconvenient Hamster Truth - Part II

  • 01 Feb, 2008
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If you read my blog posts with any loyalty at all, you’ll know what this is about. If not, I’ll try to catch you up. This event is still fresh in my mind. Please forgive me if I cry a little. Last Spring, we bought a hamster for our kids. We named her Penny. We […]

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Yesterday was Cowboy Day at my boys’ school, in honor of the National Western Stock Show, which has been held in Denver for over a century. If you aren’t from the west, you might hear the words “stock show” and picture shares of Apple and Google framed for cooing admiration. “Stock” is actually an all-encompasing […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Undies of Motherhood

  • 18 Jan, 2008
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Britney Spears isn’t the only one not winning any motherhood awards in 2008. Although the holidays are now passed, I’m still in a tailspin and my kids are paying the price. I’m trying to keep it in perspective, though. At least I haven’t lost custody of them. I have a legal driver’s license in the […]

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The dilemma of the white lie

  • 20 Nov, 2007
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Generally speaking, I’m all about honesty. Why has Mommy locked herself in the bathroom? It’s called food poisoning. And the door is locked because it’s possible your eyes would never fully recover upon witnessing what is happening on the other side. Why are we having hot cocoa and cereal for dinner? Because those are two […]

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Parenting Experiment No. 65

  • 08 Nov, 2007
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The Subjects: My children, ages 8, 8, 6 and myself. Hypothesis: Changing my attitude first will produce the same desired effect in my kids. A few years ago a gentlemen asked my dad how he raised such nice kids. Everyone in the room paused, listened in, and waited for my dad to impart his words […]

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Coming Full Circle

My mom is going to grin ear to ear when she reads this. When I was a child, my mother had a particular way of correcting my grammar. She basically pretended she didn’t hear me and/or didn’t understand me when I spoke inappropriately. IT DROVE ME ABSOLUTELY NUTS. Aimee: “Me and Jenny are playing with […]

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