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Date

Oh, Date Nights

The dark, quiet room is only lit by the candle illuminating the pine table at my knees. The sweet smell of popcorn fills the air. In my right hand, a chilled glass of chardonnay. When I place the glass down the...

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guilt_be_gone

Guilt Be Gone! Simple strategies for...

Guilt is a sure sign your thinking is unnatural. —A course in miracles One of the most common issues I hear from fellow Moms has to do with guilt: “I went out for a little ‘me’ time and felt guilty the whole...

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genius-baby

The Three C's: Parenting Beyond ABCs...

When my daughter was born in 2001, the wave of "baby genius" products was in the midst of flooding the market. Baby Genius, Brainy Baby, Baby Einstein, IQ Baby - all of these products, which claimed to develop "great...

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counting-sheep

Goodnight baby

People often ask me how I put my baby to sleep. My son has always been a terrible sleeper and I have toyed with the idea of letting him "cry it out" many times. But I can't ever go through with more than 10 minutes of...

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Inhibited

Inhibited? Me?

Show me a woman who’s gone through childbirth and I’ll show you a woman who has shed most of her inhibitions. Particularly if she gave birth (as I did, a couple of times) at a teaching hospital. By the time they...

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life-after-loss

Life after loss: How the death of a...

During those intensely painful days after my daughter Laura was stillborn six years ago, I remember feeling that I was at a crossroads in my life -- that two separate paths lay before me: I could either let this tragedy...

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chaos

Embracing Chaos

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. -Septima Poinsette Clark Day: Monday Time: 6:00 PM Scene:Mom (a.k.a. “me”) scrambling...

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dontdosometing

Don’t Do Something, Just Sit There

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – GUILAUME APOLLINAIRE Not too long ago, my 5-year-old daughter and I went on a “date” (we often do this as a way to spend...

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MonaLisa

The Mona Lisa “Smile”?

Using sophisticated laser technology, it was recently discovered that the secret behind the Mona Lisa’s smile is that she is thought to have recently given birth. Something to do with a damask type covering that she...

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mom-friends

Everything I Needed to Know About...

You can wear out your mouse-pad surfing all the top ranked baby websites, fill your shopping cart to overflowing with the must-read baby magazines, manuals, and “momoirs”, but, in the end, it’s your mom-friends...

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Postpartumdiva

Postpartum Diva

Fashion After Baby It's the Mother of All Dilemmas: what to wear during the postpartum period while you're waiting for your body to regain its pre-baby shape. You wouldn't be caught dead wearing maternity clothing at...

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pitfalls

The Pitfalls of Motherhood

I remember a time after my first baby was born that I realized I didn’t like who I was becoming. My moment of clarity came while watching my husband bathe our new baby. From where I was sitting, the bath water was too...

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