parenting

25 Nov Do Do

Dear readers,Can i describe for you a scene from my house last week, one that I am recalling on this Thanksgiving with absolute joy?6:15 AMThe first morning light is barely blushing behind our curtains. B pads down the hallway with her white knitted blanket trailing...

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03 Nov Halloween candy exchange

Like many of us, I have a love-hate relationship with Halloween candy. I can't resist it, but my body always protests with a rollercoaster of sugar spikes and then complete lethargy that makes me want to crawl into a hole and hibernate for several weeks....

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19 Oct On being gentle

.If you hang out in our house for more than, say, 20 minutes, you’ll hear me say this to Bronwynn:“B, you can choose to be gentle, or you can choose time out.”I say it as she hovers a wooden toy a few inches over Miles’...

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11 Aug Adios, Dora

.I've tried (unsuccessfully) to avoid television in our house. I had grand ideas about my kids making it to kindergarten having not laid eyes on the boob tube. We own a TV, but don't have an antenna or any kind of cable/satellite feed into it....

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