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Because I Said So

Routine changes, as I’ve said, are hard to deal with both for the toddlers and the adults involved.  Even the slightest change can cause a ripple effect that will last for weeks. When my mother in law visited us, not … Continue reading

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Puzzling Perceptions

At two years old, my babies have perception confusion.  This makes sense.  When we Skype with my mother or with their uncle, for instance, they want to give them things, hug them, kiss them and touch them.  They see the … Continue reading

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Speaking in Tongues

This week, I’m living in a tri-lingual household – English, Portuguese and baby.  It’s an interesting dynamic because not one of us understands fully all three languages.  My husband’s mother does not understand English, but is fairly fluent in baby.  … Continue reading

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Family Visit Anxiety

Are the carpets clean enough?  Does that candle smell fresh enough?  Why is the kitchen dirty again? I swear I just cleaned it.  Is that table sticky?  I just washed it.  I need to wash the countertops, and the cabinets, … Continue reading

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