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Bravery

Like everything else iffy in the expansive, mysterious universe, it could be George Bush’s fault. I published my first post at my home blog, Lifenut, on September 30th, 2004. During the months leading up to the 2004 elections, I found myself online a lot. I visited many political debate forums and websites, and was completely […]

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Neigh

When I take my kids to the playground, there are always other children running around. I don’t know much about them, other than one should tie his laces and another has her shirt on inside out and appears to be mad for purple popsicles. I don’t know if he was breastfed or bottlefed. I don’t […]

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Blur

The top five signs I need glasses: 1. I keep mistaking ubiquitous-in-Colorado cars with ski racks for police cars. 2. I was behind a car and thought I saw an Irish Setter in the back seat. It turned out to be a girl. 3. Every piece of lint or fuzz on the carpet is a […]

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On Feeling Worthy

  • 02 Nov, 2007
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Once, while waiting outside the office building where I worked in New York, I was mistaken for a hooker. Or possibly a drug dealer. I’m not sure which. All I know is that I was waiting for my husband Kyle – who had rented a car on the other side of town – to come […]

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You let your kids watch what?

  • 13 Oct, 2007
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It has been our family rule that my kids can’t play at homes where I don’t know the parents. My 8-year-old twin boys have begged me to let them play at the neighbor kid’s house. I have told them “no” for months. I see the neighbor kid’s mom on the playground. We have exchanged salutations. […]

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Do you listen to kids' music?

  • 03 Oct, 2007
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Actually, let me rephrase that. I don’t mean to ask whether your personal iPod is populated with tunes from The Wiggles and Laurie Berkner. What I’m asking is whether you play kids’ music at home or in the car or tailor your musical choices to those that are appropriate for kids – meaning that you […]

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A Dissenting Opinion on The Lactivists

I am going to get in soooooooo much trouble here. But I am going to have to disagree (somewhat) with the buzz right now among the Mommy Blogs. Yes, I have seen the clip of the Bill Maher breastfeeding thing. And I have to say, I agree with the gist of most of what he […]

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