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What They Say vs. What We Do: How Real Moms Interpret Common Advice

Being a mommy is hard. Following all the advice a mommy gets is even harder. From how to sleep train to whether or not to nag about nose picking, it seems there’s no shortage of opinions on every aspect of child rearing. So we pick and we choose. We take some advice as non-negotiable truth, […]

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Parenting By The Book. Or Not.

Confession: I have never read a parenting book. Okay, I have skimmed a few chapters of various books here and there but I have never read one in its entirety.  Nor did I read one pregnancy book while I was carrying a precious life in my womb. Ten years ago (10 years!) when I was pregnant with […]

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Worth Reading

It’s May.  On your screened porch. A warm breeze carries the fragrance of lilacs from around the corner. Your favorite cold drink sits on the table next to you. With your feet up, you are deep into your favorite May book, Frenchman’s Creek, by Daphne du Maurier. That’s my May tradition, anyhow.  Listen: “All the […]

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Finding the Gems Among the Rubbish: A Guide To Selecting Quality Children’s Literature, Part I

I’ve always been a big reader, and growing up, I could often be found staying up way past my bedtime with a flashlight under the covers just to finish a book. But I’m not sure I’m a very discerning reader. I like everything from Great Expectations to Twilight, so I’ll just let you draw your own conclusions. Recently, I […]

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