Archive | October, 2006

Out of the mouths of babes

October 31, 2006

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Rachel is a worrier from the get-go. Who knew that a little six-year-old brain could hold so much tsuris? Isn’t she still supposed to be at a carefree age where your troubles should be limited to whether you get …

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Time for school lunches to get "naked?"

October 30, 2006

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You know something is up with school lunches when a candidate running for student council president runs and wins on the ‘Bring Back Chocolate Milk’ agenda! School lunches used to be simple things. A tuna sandwich in a brown paper …

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MotherTalk Blog Book Tour — Momfidence!

October 27, 2006

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After a meeting of kindergarten parents last year, I came away suspecting that at least a few of the moms and dads had pegged me as the “bad mother” in the crowd.That evening’s conversation ranged, as it often does …

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Halloween and the Anti-Racist Parent

October 26, 2006

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Following up on my post earlier this week on Halloween costumes that may or may not offend, check out this post at the Anti-Racist Parent. Some more food for thought. Maybe it’s not always a question of intent.…

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Reconnection and rejuvenation

October 25, 2006

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I almost canceled my “coffee appointment” this morning. I am ecstatic that I didn’t. Writing deadlines loom, it’s an early pick-up day at school, laundry beckons (it really does — if it doesn’t get done soon, it will walk out …

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OK for Halloween ??

October 24, 2006

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In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m VERY protective of Rachel, especially when it comes to anticipating and dealing with difficult issues I know she is going to face because we are an adoptive, transracial family. This weekend, as I was …

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Technical difficulties

October 23, 2006

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Please bear with PunditMom. My blog is having some technical difficulties.Hopefully I can find an actual person at Blogger to help!…

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Introducing — Pee & Poo!!

October 23, 2006

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Sure, there are plenty of moments in our lives when we say, “Now I’ve seen EVERYTHING!”But as I was doing my morning blog cruise, I came across an ad for these … “Pee&Poo – the #1 and …

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A short blog note

October 22, 2006

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I love to have comments on my blog from all different viewpoints, but recently I’ve been seeing some invoking the name of Hitler and other fascist sentiments. Disagree with me? Great! Different perspective? Excellent! That’s what political discussion is about.…

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MadonnaMom

October 20, 2006

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The debate continues over whether Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie should be permitted to finalize their adoption of a 13-month-old boy who was in an orphanage in Malawi. As a mother whose daughter was adopted internationally, I say, …

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No Bratz Zone

October 19, 2006

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We don’t have a lot of inflexible rules in our house, but there are a few really important ones: 1. No running or jumping on the stairs, 2. No hitting of any kind, 3. Sharing is a good thing, 4. …

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NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

October 18, 2006

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Not Jeffrey! I’m in Project Runway denial!! Laura was robbed! :O…

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