Category Archives: Kids

2013 Week 46: Lessons from a toddler — wear gloves to breakfast

I love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt about the difference between people who try and people who criticize those who make mistakes. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 42: Stretching my wings

If you read my blog, you’re most likely a friend or family member so you may already be aware that I have taken on a new project. But it’s time to formally announce that I’ve joined my graduate school friend, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 41: Ninety minutes of me-time

When you start birthin’ babies, all the books tell you, all your friends tell you, strangers on the street who stop you to ooh and ah at your babies tell you, you may even tell yourself, to find some mommy … Continue reading

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2013 Week 39: I drive my daughter crazy

The 25 steps from the sidewalk to our apartment are fraught with tantrum triggers, from my toddler’s desire to leap-frog down stone steps to merely passing through the front door, thus denying her access to the playground. This is our … Continue reading

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2013 week 30: The baby fat and breastfeeding myth

“The pounds will melt off.” This is what everyone tells you after you have a baby and plan to breastfeed. You supposedly burn an extra 500 calories per day feeding a baby. Even with the insatiable appetite that can come … Continue reading

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2013 Week 29: Ode to Bubble Guppies

Expert guidelines: TV for kids under the age of two is discouraged — this is not reality for my family. There’s a little guilt in that as I wonder if I’m turning my kid’s brains to mush, but not enough … Continue reading

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2013 Week 28: Papi’s girl

I returned home from my week in the hospital to find that Sophie was a new girl. Papi’s girl. I was no longer allowed to put her to bed. When I got her out of bed, she wanted Papi. She … Continue reading

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