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A Little Off The Top, That's All


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:49 PM

It was the “First Haircut Certificate” presented by the barber, proclaiming that Noah had “officially graduated from babyhood” that did me in. Not so fast, I thought, as my tears finally fell, on the sidewalk outside the shop.
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Earthquakes and Me, an Action-Adventure Heroine?


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:47 PM

Noah, my nine-and-a-half-year-old, isn’t sure what woke him up and prompted him to climb into bed with us, but I have a hunch: an earthquake.
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Got the Second Baby Blues?


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:46 PM

Cradling my newborn should have brought me nothing but joy, right? So why was I a sobbing mess?
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Bunny Prints and Believing


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:45 PM

Easter has always been about new life, and about believing in things not easily seen. For my kids, it’s also about chocolate.
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Ethical Easter-Egg Hunting


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:44 PM

Easter Egg Hunts are a metaphor for life. Why do you grab more than you need? And if you find that in your excitement you have unwittingly done so, why not slow down andshare a few of your extras with those who weren't as fortunate, quick or clever as you?
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"What's War Mommy?" Five Years Later


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:42 PM

The comfort of my anonymous little existence, in which I mull over major life decisions like meatballs vs. meatloaf (or take-out vs. drive-thru), has for five years now been overshadowed by the stark and sobering intrusion of war.
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Trap A Leprechaun and Get a BMW?


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:41 PM

"I'm tying dental floss across this (a black, plastic kettle) and putting Holly's Chucky Cheese token in it. To bait him,” Noah explains. “He'll think it's real gold.
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It's OK to make mistakes. Really.


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:40 PM

Every now and then, we parents get it right. Here’s a high-five for you, too.
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The Day the Neighborhood Changed Forever: Missing Mr. Rogers


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:38 PM

Rogers’ magic was his simplicity, and his ability to quietly convey messages of affirmation and acceptance: “You always make it a special day and a special week for me, by just your being you."
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Who, me? Stop a gunman?


Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:33 PM

Show your kids how much they count. Refuse to be part of the problem and teach your children well, and things can get better for all of us.
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