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In Memory of Julia Saia, Mentor to a New Mom and So Much More, on the Occasion of her 90th Birthday

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:31 PM

Like many new parents of my generation, once the brief flurry of grandparent-visits subsided, I had no family around after the birth of my first baby nine years ago. But I had Julia.
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Vote. Your Kids Are Watching

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:29 PM

It’s no picnic bringing the kids along, but it's well-worth the effort. Let them see you doing your civic duty and enjoying the privilege of having your say.
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Just Call Me Bond. Mommy Bond

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:28 PM

A healthy dump of fresh snow, a slippery slope and a stranger’s stalled car threatened to block my path to freedom this morning, but they were no match for me.
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Jamie Lynn and the Teachable Moment

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:27 PM

I was dozing on the couch, doing some last-minute channel-surfing before surrendering the remote to my nine-year-old son Noah and his Play Station, when a sound-byte announcing teen starlet Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy grabbed my attention. And Noah's.
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Junie B., Holly, And My Sucky- Mommy Moment

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:26 PM

I suck. I totally embarrassed my daughter tonight.
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Little sister Holly "Flooded with Freedom?"

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:25 PM

Holly sure has a way with words. Yesterday, after we dropped Noah off at his friend's house, she said the coolest thing.
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Li'l Miss Holly, My Mascara-Wearin' Pixie Rocker

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:24 PM

There’s nothing quite like watching your baby girl rock-out to Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil.”
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About "Parenting Isn't For Sissies"

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:23 PM

Parenting isn’t for sissies, but sometimes I feel like one.
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Memories of a Miscarriage

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:21 PM

I’d arrived at the hospital pregnant, and left not. Still hidden in my purse was the cigar I’d snuck off to buy for my husband, to celebrate his impending fatherhood, along with the new videotape I’d hoped would, by now, carry images of our developing baby.
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When Your Kid's Daddy Didn't Father Him: How to Have "The Talk"

Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:19 PM

It’s smart to be sensitive to the possibility that kids can be overwhelmed by “too much information” if all of the particulars are volunteered right off the bat.
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