Posts Tagged ‘child’


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Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: Some Personal Experiences


If breastfeeding offends thee, look away.

Severus and I have made it more than halfway through pregnancy with the Little Raven and are STILL breastfeeding! Squee!

I consider this...

Interview With Sea Wolf

by And when I say "Sea Wolf," I mean Alex Brown Church, because he is Sea Wolf. Based on the "heavy rotation" section on Rdio, you guys like Alex's new album, "Old World Romance," as...

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You might remember that my friends Mark and Morgan had their first child this past summer.  Though they all live in London, Mark is from Toledo, Ohio, and they were there for the holidays.  While there, they christened young William.

Since Mark and Morgan were lovely enough to ask me to be William's godmother, I took...

Lawyer Withdraws $100 Million Suit on Behalf of Child “Traumatized” at Sandy Hook (at Least for the Moment)


Hi Readers! Here’s one I could have — and also could NOT have — predicted: Parents of one of the children who was NOT SHOT DEAD at Sandy Hook obtained a lawyer and were hoping to sue the state for $100 million . According to this Reuters story:

The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard “cursing, screaming,...

My Goal for 2013: To Keep Blogging, Like It’s 2003


Entering my 10th year of blogging (seriously, it was hard enough for me to admit/accept my kids entering their double-digits)  I often times compare maintaining a blog to that of nurturing a child:  just imagine if parenting came with spell-check and a delete button, eh?

Some years are more difficult than others, then there are those times when the...

Suddenly Frugal’s Freebie Friday (Dec. 28-Jan. 3, 2013)


I can’t believe that I’ve just added a date ending in 2013. This is the year that I swore would never get here–the year my first child graduates from high school. For so long 2013 seemed so far off, and now it is here–or at least it will be in a few days. In the meantime my child has...

The Real Meaning of Christmas

by Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.~Dale Evans

Not the child’s Santa question I was expecting this morning

by Sage, who is now 5 AND A HALF as she will correct you, has just walked in and asked us me a very important question about Santa. It is not the one I was expecting. Who is more important? The President, the police, or Santa? She is extremely serious. So I told her I’d ask

The Nutcracker at New York City Ballet


One of the great thrills of having children is re-experiencing things from your childhood or seeing things in a new way with your child. This week, Bella and I were treated to the Nutcracker by my mother-in-law. What a treat!

I haven’t seen the original Balanchine Nutcracker since my early...

Guest Post: A Letter From A Kindergarten Teacher


Yesterday I received an email from a reader, Jessica, who is a Kindergarten teacher. She asked if she could share her words about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary with all of you. How could I not….

Thank you, Jessica.


I’ve been mulling around with these words in my head ever since last Friday morning.

I so wanted to...

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