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Entries from March 2004

Literary Mama

March 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Via Home With Penelope (Owl Mother’s Journal) I read A Good Enough Birth; A Good Enough Parent by Rebecca Steinitz at Literary Mama: While I concede that our medicalized birthing practices have their shortcomings,the pressure for natural childbirth has its own problems, not the least of which is that it fosters the idea that birth [...]

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Tags: motherhood

Ready, Set, Relax

March 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Tonight was the first “Ready, Set, Relax Family Night” on Bainbridge Island “unscheduled” by the Just Know Bainbridge Coalition for Youth and Parents. The school district and local businesses helped sponsor the occasion. No homework. No after-school sports. Instead families were encouraged to spend the extra time together. The bookstore served cookies and punch. The [...]

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Tags: island

Butter Fingers

March 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

This morning I found Elisabeth walking around the kitchen with chunks of butter on her fingers. I didn’t know where she had found it. I wondered what I had missed when trying to clean up the kitchen the night before. My housekeeping skills are not spectacular or perfect; perhaps I had missed a pat of [...]

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Tags: family

Second thoughts on making a home

March 31st, 2004 · Comments Off

Today I had to take Home Comforts back to the library so last night I was up a bit late skimming through chapters and typing out some thoughts into a post. Since I wrote last night, I’ve been thinking more about the book. While the detailed information can be overwhelming, I also thought it was [...]

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Tags: motherhood

Home Comforts: it’s where you belong

March 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments

This is the second time I’ve picked up this tome entitled Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. I first heard of it on NPR years ago. I checked it out and skimmed some chapters before it was due again at the library. Ted is the one who reserved this [...]

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Tags: books