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Entries by Rhiana Maidenberg from 03/2012

Lessons I Learned from My Transgender Nanny

| Posted 03.01.2012 | Parents

Over the next year and a half, Y experienced many physical and emotional changes. However, there was one very important aspect of Y that never changed -- his close relationship with my children. As a caretaker, he continued to be fantastic, loving my two girls as though they were his little nieces and he was their uncle.

Creative Tots: 5 Easy Art Projects To Do With Toddlers

| Posted 03.10.2012 | Parents

As mothers, we can nurture our children's artistic impulses and, as they grow up, offer them opportunities for their creativity to blossom.

Attachment Parenting, Please Don't Take Away My Time-Outs!

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Parents

My foremost problem with attachment parenting, as with other absolute methods, is the notion that there is a "right" way to raise children. Parenting is difficult. Parents need reasonable options, not absolute declarations of the right and wrong ways to parent.

How Does She Do It? 10 Pieces Of Advice For Hectic Parents

| Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents

My life may seem glamorous with its endless routine of carpools, play dates, and half-asleep coffee breaks at the neighborhood latte joint, but to be able to maintain an outward appearance of order I have developed a few shortcuts.

Parenting: A Balancing Act

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents

It is at this point that the toddler transformed from the sweet child I once played Peek-a-Boo and rocked to sleep to what I can only imagine mirrors a meth addict detoxing...