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Care and treatment of kids’ pearly whites

Two years ago my daughter-with-the-dazzling-smile fell and cracked one of her newly-minted top front teeth. On a Friday night. I picked up the tooth stub...

Oh, no — not the Smasher!

Our new Wii brought a such happiness to my son, Reed. He spent all of Christmas morning plotting just exactly how this new addition would...

The returned Russian boy and casting stones

Said by me in utter hubris, pre-2001. No child of mine will ever go up the down escalator or inconvenience others by playing with the...

Girl World Tour for moms and tweens/teens

This post comes with a giveaway. Read to the bottom for info and to enter. No parent wants to raise a mean girl. The author...

Body Worlds: “Let’s see what you’re made of.”

The exhibit starts in a bright red antechamber. I notice a faint throbbing noise, an incessant heartbeat. I see about 2 dozen large red barrels...

Here I come to save the day

As part of our post-adoption homestudy nine years ago, our agency required us to attend classes in Infant & Child CPR and to submit our...

Observations of a control freak

Anyone who blogs or writes is probably a control freak. We write to bring order to chaos. To understand the mystifying. To get people to...

Mama-lympics

While our own Amber, editor-cum-blogathlete, is in Vancouver reporting on behalf of Microsoft Office on the Winter Games, I am here thinking about the Mama-lympics...

The Complete Scaredy-Cat’s Guide to LASIK

People who’d undergone LASIK were quick to tell me “Nothing to it!” or “Best thing I ever did!” Occasionally, someone would say, “I had to...

About Face

Have you read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking? It chronicles the period after the sudden death of the author’s husband’s and the concurrent...