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Sat, 02/02/2008
“So, what time is your doctor’s appointment?” I asked my client as we were walking to lunch. “Ummm…I need to get out of here by 3:15,” he responded in a…
Fri, 01/02/2008
My husband and I were up late last night discussing Beverly Cleary's well-known children's book character Ramona Quimby and her family. I should clarify and…
Thu, 31/01/2008
I woke up today and realized that my 40th birthday is officially less than a month away. Part of me can’t wait. I was excited to turn 30. It was 31 –…
Thu, 31/01/2008
I recently heard a story on NPR about how here, in the state I live in, midwives cannot legally deliver a baby without the presence of a licensed doctor. And,…
Wed, 30/01/2008
No. Not “brand new baby” – don’t get any hopes up or start looking for the registry. I’m talkin’ “new brand baby.” In other words, even as a something of a…
Wed, 30/01/2008
Last Wednesday my husband and I took our daughter to her four-year old check-up. I drove from campus and waited in the parking lot, engine idling, while I…
Tue, 29/01/2008
The K-Man has recently emerged from that all-too-fun phase where he greets his friends by hitting them. Repeatedly. It’s like a precursor to first grade…
Tue, 29/01/2008
Juggling the varied needs of two sick kids recently has made me think a lot about one of the primary challenges of parenting more than one child: how on earth…
Mon, 28/01/2008
Hi. My name’s Todd and I’m a Dad. I have one kid, henceforth to be known as K-Man, who is two-and-a-half going on 22-and-a-half. (Should we just get it out…
Mon, 28/01/2008
If you are a parent, or soon-to-be one, or will be one in the future, this has happened, or will happen to you one day:You are standing in line at your local…