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Babies Aren’t Machines; Throw the Schedule Out the Window

One of my biggest problems with blogging is that many bloggers work for organizations that pass themselves off as news. They call their pieces articles. These are not articles. They’re commentary at best (and this includes my own work. Unless … Continue reading

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Franchise Flops

I hardly ever buy commercial icon stuff, not only out of any belief that my kids shouldn’t be advertisements for a company, but also because that stuff is so damn expensive. You take a $1 plate, you put Mickey Mouse on … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 44: Toddler Portions

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: Your child sees some food that she wants. Or, rather, your child sees some food that she thinks she wants. She really only wants one bite of it, if that. Then she wants the next … Continue reading

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Five Petty Things to Hate about Parenting

There are a lot of things to hate (and to love) about parenting. I could go on all day about giving up my independence, losing my freedom, hanging onto my identity with the skin of my teeth, but the important … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 37

Fighting with a neverending noodle, and cooking attempts of a two-year-old superhero. http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/05/moment-of-week-37.html

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Toddler Tricks – 33

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: Your child has decided that swallowing is for the weak. It doesn’t matter if you’ve given her a pork chop or a spoonful of oatmeal, that food’s new home is her mouth, and it’s … Continue reading

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Serve Families First

This is going to sound privileged and whiny, but hear me out. Parents with children should be served first.  I know it looks like I’m out for special treatment and think the world owes me because I chose to drag … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 28

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: You’re out to eat and your children do not want to sit still. They’re wriggling and whining and attempting to escape. Surely there are more interesting things in the restaurant that the silverware they can’t … Continue reading

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Party Like a Momstar

Yesterday was my friend’s birthday.  As we sat around a plastic corner table underneath the harsh fluorescent lighting, Happy Meals strewn about, amid shouts about apple juice ownership (no, you can’t have all three juice boxes) and arguments over whether or not the barbecue … Continue reading

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22-minute Shows Are Worthless

It’s 9:07 a.m.  Dora is on to give me a few minutes while I try to make breakfast for everyone.  I manage to clean out the dishwasher and fix my coffee before 9:22 a.m. when I hear “Mama.  Mama!  Glasses!  … Continue reading

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