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Lisa Belkin's New York Times "Mom Blog Jinx"

I know Lisa Belkin -- we've chatted and emailed, I've spoken on a panel with her -- and I think she's smart. I appreciate her avid participation in the parenting blogosphere. Which is why it was with honest incredulity that I read this piece. ...more

I've nothing more to add to the back and forth between the two pieces that hasn't been said. - ...more

Does Breastfeeding Cause Divorce?

Admittedly, most talk of the health care bill and the state of medical care in our country causes my eyes to glaze over. (Apologies to my many friends who are talented, valuable doctors.) But this spring, new research was released with quite a splash, catching my attention. ...more

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Does Breastfeeding Cause Divorce?

Admittedly, most talk of the health care bill and the state of medical care in our country causes my eyes to glaze over. (Apologies to my many friends who are talented, valuable doctors.) But this spring, new research was released with quite a splash, catching my attention. ...more

Molly Baker writes at more

What's The Right Age To Take A Child's Cell Phone Away?

I realize for many, the question is usually, “What is the right age to give your child a cell phone?” Well, in my house, that question had been easy. With the confidence of an all-knowing parent who’d never had a preteen, much less a teen, I adamantly stated my case to the women in my book club a few years ago. “Kids with cell phones are ridiculous,” I asserted. “Mine will get it when he needs it –- the same time he gets his driver’s license.” ...more

Molly Baker writes at more

What's The Right Age To Take A Child's Cell Phone Away?

I realize for many, the question is usually, “What is the right age to give your child a cell phone?” Well, in my house, that question had been easy. With the confidence of an all-knowing parent who’d never had a preteen, much less a teen, I adamantly stated my case to the women in my book club a few years ago. “Kids with cell phones are ridiculous,” I asserted. “Mine will get it when he needs it –- the same time he gets his driver’s license.” ...more

Molly Baker writes at more

Hey, Jealousy: Every Blogger Was a Newbie Once

Today's topic: Jealousy in the blogosphere. Or envy, feeling left out, whatever emotion you want to add to it....more

As a really new blogger (2 months!), I am still sorting out how all of the logistics ...more

A Valentine to the Men Who Married My Girlfriends

While Valentine’s Day is what it is - an opportunity for lovers to partake in some over-scheduled romance - I have long meant to fashion a valentine of a different sort. Cliched but true: love comes in many forms. Beyond romantic and sexual, men and women play different roles in one another’s lives. Though mine is filled with many great men - father, brother, nephew, lover, friends, colleagues and mentors - there is one overlooked category that finally deserves some recognition. Friends-in-law: The men who married my girlfriends....more

I found this to be a really thoughtful, thorough piece. - And such a fresh turn on ...more