NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
On why daylight savings time isn't so traumatic this year. http://mamanongrata.com/?p=2743 more

Announcing the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more

... and so, so sad that I won't be able to make it to San Diego this year. But I have big plans ... more

Second Time Around

Like many second children (and third, and fourth), our son burst out of the womb like Seabiscuit at the Kentucky Derby. We had a fraction of the advance warning we had for the first child, and my beloved's active labor was shorter than your average Hollywood movie. Bam! He was here! ...more

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Triumphant VBAC'ing -- Against the Odds

***Disclaimer - This is incredibly long and detailed, but I hope that the following story could serve as a bit of inspiration to any woman who ever finds herself in my situation. ...more

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On Taking My Husband's Name

I don't remember questioning whether or not I would take my husband's last name when we got married. I didn't question it as I didn't question whether or not I would go to college -- it was just what you did. And I think I also romanticized the idea of sharing a name with my husband, like that act alone would somehow make us closer than living together and sharing our lives would. ...more

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Families Get Serious About Limiting TV

Reuters reports that 75% of young children in America live in a home where the television is turned on a majority of the time.  Not surprisingly, the study quoted found that the near-constant background noise is not developmentally helpful to a preschooler: ...more

I wrote about this a while back ... 

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