It takes a village......

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I wouldn't be half the woman I am, have nearly the support I did, and would have been thrown ... more

the boys were scared of the trick or treaters yesterday

the boys were scared of the trick or treaters yesterday...more
And I am 'oding on KitKats. I want to chuck them out, they are soooo good. We got like 20 ... more

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too...

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too......more

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too...

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too......more
Denise hey can you give me help? When you check out my blog, it cuts off the picture in the ... more

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too...

kindermusik today just 3 columned my blog too......more
I like it 3 columned so far. I had way too much stuff on two sides.. I have guest bloggers and ... more

The only genius in Baby Einstein DVDs was in the marketing

As I type this, my four-year-old son is explaining that because it's getting dark outside, it's time to fire up the DVR and watch WordWorld, his favorite PBS show. Indeed, on many nights, if I'm grading papers, prepping for class, or just trying to steal a few minutes to focus on my own stuff, he does get to watch WordWorld. ...more

Our kids are 19 mos and don't watch TV or videos, at any where or any time.  They simply ... more

The New York Times and Stephanie Saul: Infertility! Twins! Danger!

Getting beyond the fact that I usually start twitching when someone sends me something from the New York Times, all the more violently when the byline comes from Stephanie Saul who insists that it's a good idea to use the wrong terminology when discussing fertility treatments, I couldn't help but read the series of articles about multiple births and fertility treatments. ...more

Mel you made excellent points here.

My sons were born at 36 2 weeks and did not stay in ... more

This is Where the Wild Things Are

Once upon a time, there was a little girl whose mother wouldn't let her read Where the Wild Things Are. ******* Wait, scratch that. Once upon a time, there was a woman whose husband wouldn't allow her to see the movie Where the Wild Things Are. ******* One last try: ...more

Mel... I love how ironic it is your mom would not let you read Where the Wild Things are, yet ... more

Domestic Violence: Your Story Matters

My first memory is of my mom holding me up as a human shield to try get my dad to stop beating her—possibly to stop from killing her. I remember that she was covered in blood and cowering on the bed and into the corner. I remember the wild look in my father’s eyes as our eyes met. I was 2-years-old. ...more

I know both my parents were not subject to corporal punishment.

Yet one of my earliest ... more

Parenting in a Digital World

You've seen the talk shows and heard the playgroup buzz: What the heck are we doing about the influence of social media, cell phones, games and other technology on our little angels? ...more

I am married to an uber-geek.  Yes, he works for one of the largest software companies ... more

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