Category Archives: Parenting

Not a Disposable Life

Growing up, my mother was a fantastic keeper of memories in the photographic sense.  My sisters and I would spontaneously select an album from the book shelf and thumb through the pages, hesitating over specific pictures and remembering our childhood … Continue reading

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Squirms & the Sexy Vagina

At age three, Lily sat with a book my mid-wife had provided, mesmerized by the illustration of a baby being born.  The mother was standing, leaning on the father, supported in her pushing.  “The baby is coming out of her … Continue reading

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Thirty Then, Thirty Now

To celebrate this milestone birthday, I decided to do something I do well: make a list.  What are your “then’s” and “now’s”? 30 Things I Did Before Turning 30 Graduated with two undergrad degrees in four years Traveled to Italy, … Continue reading

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Silence and the Screech Monkey

When you live with the screech monkey, it is easy to forget what silence actually sounds like. The screech monkey, three months shy of being a two-year-old, has a vocabulary that is exploding. However, under any circumstance where she is … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Remorse

I still haven’t learned my lesson. Two years ago, I became entranced by the dancing, singing, web-slinging preschool version of a Spiderman doll at Costco (“For only $9.99! I love/hate you, Costco.”). For awhile I was able to block the … Continue reading

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