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The benefits of motherhood: where are they?

April 22nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

Mothers, let’s unionize! If only we had benefits…like sick time. Last week I caught a bad cold and now my two year old and I have pink eye. Our insurance coverages are sufficient and I’m not hoping for a pension, retirement account or many other perks that can come with employment and union membership. However, [...]

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When your child isn’t normal

December 22nd, 2004 · 6 Comments

Heather Armstrong yesterday wrote: Last night we were at a neighborhood Christmas party when one of the neighbors I have never met walked up to Leta and me and asked how old she was. When I told him she was ten-months-old he asked if she was “walking all over the house” yet. I answered, simply, [...]

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Where I’ve been this weekend

October 3rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

Cavorting with puppets, a purple hippo and plenty of children, friends and family, all to celebrate Michaela’s and a friend’s fourth birthdays! (the girls were born on the same day, but had separate parties on Saturday) Four years already since Ted and I caught the last boat off the island (at 1:30 am) and headed [...]

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Flunking Mothering 101: should be no surprise

September 18th, 2004 · 4 Comments

Before we left on our vacation, I spied Lisa Williams’ post on modern motherhood but I didn’t have time to link to it. Since then Rayne has also written a thoughtful and provocative post on how it ain’t easy to be a mom today. I think there are a number of reasons why parenting seems [...]

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How to get to know August

August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

Friday on the radio I heard Slate’s Assessment: Let’s Get Rid of August David Plotz of Slate offers a cheeky commentary on why the month of August should be eliminated, or at least shortened. Plotz’s plans for August lack one key feature: familiarity with the month. He quips that most people don’t know whether it [...]

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