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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 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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Week 47: Words. What the heck are you saying?

Sophie’s baby journal has a blank space next to the category “Baby’s first word.” I’m supposed to write down what she said and when she said it. I haven’t been huge on watching for milestones but I have had my … Continue reading

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Week 40: The meaning of Christmas

It’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas. Unless you’re one of the disgustingly organized shoppers with a year-long running list completed before Halloween trick-or-treaters bang down neighborhood doors. Unlike me. Or, like me, one of countless holiday travelers … Continue reading

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Week 36: Two under two

When you feel like you’ve got the hang of juggling all the balls, it’s best to add one more to keep things interesting. 🙂 And so, we’ll be adding one more March 5. This means that, if the littlest one … Continue reading

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