Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thoughts on Owning Your Birth Experience

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was a very nervous mother-to-be. My childhood was full of stories from my mother, grandmother and aunt about the difficulties of childbearing. The pain. The length of labor. The medical difficulties. … Continue reading

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Feminism from a Five-Year-Old’s Perspective

Scene: Large truck turns the corner. Daughter watches with interest as it navigates a tight turn. Five-year-old: Is that a boy or a girl? Mom glances at the driver. Mom: It’s a boy. Five-year-old: Oh. Mostly boys drive big trucks like … Continue reading

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My Son is Censoring My Facebook Page

I have a son, who is nearly eight years old. Recently, he’s hit a new developmental stage where privacy is important to him. He’s getting dress in his bedroom instead of the living room. He’s locking the bathroom door. He … Continue reading

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Why I Stopped Worrying About The Disney Princesses

Every now and then, I realize how parenthood has changed the chemistry of my brain. For example, when presented with a week’s vacation from elementary school, my brain thought, “Hey! Let’s take two kids to Disneyland! That will be a … Continue reading

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Random Thought on Being the Easter Bunny

The real problem with being the Easter Bunny is you can’t eat all the peanut butter eggs from the kids’ baskets. I miss the days when they were little and forgot about the candy after 24 hours.

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Hey, It’s Easter Tomorrow

Easter is tomorrow. As usual, this most Christian of holidays snuck up on me, in spite of the pastel bunnies staring at me from their store shelves since February. I really don’t know WHY it sneaks up on me every … Continue reading

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The No Eating Out Trial: The Saga Continues

So, we started this “No Eating Out” Trial a few months ago. It was more successful than we thought it would be, once we got over the restaurant cravings, so we’ve kept it up with a slight modification. Our goal is … Continue reading

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