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Kids behaving badly

I’ve seen kids who, on numerous occasions, smack, kick, hit and pinch other kids and the parents excuse the behavior as the result of a bad day, too much sugar, too much gluten, too much T.V., society, or the influence … Continue reading

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The baby undie bandit…

Our infant son likes panties. A lot. He revels in pulling mine or his sister’s from the clean laundry and wiping the floor, the furniture, and, yes, sometimes his belly with them. He puts them on his head. He even … Continue reading

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Nanny poachers

I see you, chick. With your Petunia Pickle Bottom bag, your extra latte for our nanny, and your eyes brimming with, what you hope, is genuine friendship. You stalk the nanny, following her with greedy gaze as she pushes my … Continue reading

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Party rules

So my following note to a very helpful grandma of one of my daughter’s friends sums up the insane whirlwind of this season’s birthday parties: “I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with the kids today. … Continue reading

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With cupped palms receive blessings

My work world went and got itself in a big ole hurry while I was sick and on bedrest and then maternity leave. Sure, I returned to the same political squabbles that seem to define Congressional dealings these days. There … Continue reading

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Winners never quit? Not so sure about that…

Our three year old hates soccer. Really. Hates. It. And we’re considering letting her quit. Week after week, we’ve watched as missing a kick or drill sends her shrinking inside herself. She crumbles and crouches low on her ball, often … Continue reading

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True confessions of a bougie black girl

Here’s a true confession. I’m kind of a bougie black girl. Cue the fake swoon. I know it’s obvious. There are times though when my bougie streak runs truer than fine china and grandma’s pearls. Like today. Our daughter takes … Continue reading

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