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Should We Be Writing About Our Kids? Part Two

posted Thursday July 22nd, 2010

My kingdom (why doesn’t anyone ever say queendom?) for five minutes alone in the bathroom. Not to be. Sophie barged in this morning and started asking questions. My favorite: “What are those dots on your face?” Not interested in explaining the fundamentals of foundation (which I later managed to squirt all over the bathroom, really […]


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Back to the whole Family Guy thing. I know I said we should leave Sarah Palin out of it, but of course you know I didn’t really mean it. I mean, I did want to figure out whether that Down syndrome Girl episode was funny or not, on its face (general consensus from admittedly biased […]


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The Facts of Life

posted Tuesday November 24th, 2009

Last week was “Human Growth and Development” time at the girls’ school. So far, it hasn’t been a big deal. I giggled like crazy years ago when Annabelle was in kindergarten and Ms. X announced she’d taught the kids the difference between “vulva” and “vagina”, but other than that, not much has been said about […]


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"I Have A Voice"

posted Friday August 29th, 2008

OK, this isn’t my typical fare, I’ll admit. Someday I’ll get up the guts to post “Pink Slip”. (Curious? it’s on YouTube.) Tonight, here is something I found on a blog run by a woman named Jessica. Her daughter, Sophia, is a little older than my Sophie, and Jessica had some sage advice (you can […]


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