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Others may have begun their parenting journey with a positive pregnancy test and parenting book, but I started mine in front of the television.

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Lately, I've noticed an aspect of my parenting style that would probably elicit disapproval from child psychologists. While I'm almost always empathetic, usually firm and try very hard to be fair, I change my mind a lot.

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2009 Blogger Recap: Stephanie from PR Mama

Stephanie Smirnov from PR Mama bids 2009 a fond farewell by sharing her affection for zombies, The Bloggess and her Droid.

Where the Bruises Are

I met a life coach a few years back who promised he’d help me “become more of who I was.” He said that as though it were a good thing. I’m not so sure.

Bonus Baby

Last night I did what I ordinarily do around eleven o’clock. I shut down my laptop computer and put it away, then closed the book I was reading and set it on the lamp stand next to the sofa. I brought my water glass and my wine glass into the kitchen and put them in the dishwasher. While my husband went outside to smoke his last cigarette for the evening, I climbed the stairs and readied myself for bed.