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Christine Burke is the Keeper of the Fruit Loops, Manager of the Fecal Roster and Driver of the People Mover. In other words, she's a mom. An Erma Bombeck Martha Stewart with a Roseanne twist... and she has the mouth and organized cabinets to prove it. She is coauthor of the recently-released "I Just Want To Be Alone" and the owner of the blog Keeper of The Fruit Loops. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and Pinning stuff like it’s her job.

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내 딸이 알았으면 하는 16가지

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:28 PM

* 이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 블로거 크리스틴 벌크의 글을 번역, 편집한 것입니다.


9년 전 의사가 분홍색 이불 꾸러미를 내게 내밀며 "당신 거요"라고 말했다.

그 외에 다른 말은 없었지만 아마 "이 애를 망치지 말고 잘 키우시오"라는 경고가 내포된 느낌이었다. 지금 생각하면 진짜 그랬던 것 같기도 하다. 아무튼 그...

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娘に伝えたい16のメッセージ

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 9:57 PM

娘は今週9歳になりました。ということは、娘が現実の社会に出て、自らの手で戦っていく上での準備期間が、あとたったの9年しかないのです。

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16 Dinge, die meine Tochter wissen soll

(7) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Vor neun Jahren legte der Arzt mir ein pinkes Bündel in die Arme und sagte: "Sie gehört Ihnen."

Auch wenn er es nicht laut sagte, bin ich mir sicher, dass ein "Versau sie nicht" inbegriffen war. Ich könnte schwören, dass ich es gehört habe.

Seit dem Tag, an dem...

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16 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

(146) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Nine years ago, a doctor handed me a pink bundle and said, "She's yours."

And while it wasn't said out loud, I'm pretty sure the "don't screw her up" was implied. I could swear I heard it, though.

Since the day that pink bundle was resting on my C-section scar,...

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Worst Anniversary Ever

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Our wedding day was perfect. PER-FECT. I'm talking the kind of perfect that made the angels weep. The kind of perfect that would make Martha Stewart pass out because she could never achieve that level of amazing. The kind of perfect that memories of a lifetime are made of and...

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The Volunteer Pledge

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:29 PM

It's that time again.

The time of year when parents start humming "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," when Staples sells pencils for $0.06 and you can hear the collective groan of sun-tanned, sleep-deprived children across the country. The time of year when parents practically skip to the...

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The Phrase I Used to Hate

(9) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 5:16 PM

When I was a new mom in 2003, I had the luxury of being able to stay home full-time with my son when he arrived. Before he came, I envisioned long afternoons of cuddling and bonding, making gourmet meals for my husband and catching up on all of the books...

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Mom Bullies Suck

(11) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:43 AM

We talk a lot about bullying these days.

A lot.

Mostly, in relation to kids and teenagers. We hear stories every day about kids who are tormented by their peers for everything from their shoes to their sexual orientation to the type of house their parents own. Bullying itself is...

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The Voice That Almost Stole My Life From Me

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:26 PM

The moment, the very second the nurse handed me my baby bundled in a soft cloth, freshly bathed and perfect, I heard The Voice.

You aren't going to be a good mom.

As I held him, gulping back the terror, the fear and the absolute astonishment that I was now...

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So ist Muttersein wirklich: 10 Dinge, die Ihnen andere Mütter nicht sagen - ich aber schon

(3) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 6:59 PM

Vor elf Jahren wurde ich aus heiterem Himmel von den Wahrheiten getroffen, die sich offenbaren, wenn man Mitglied im Mami-Club wird. Als diese Wahrheiten immer offensichtlicher wurden, fühlte ich mich manchmal, als würden die anderen Mütter, die diese grundsätzlichen Wahrheiten schon kannten, hinter ihrem Spind grinsen und flüstern.

Sie...

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10 Things They Won't Tell You, But I Will

(34) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 10:19 AM

Eleven years ago, I was blindsided by the truths that become glaringly apparent the day I joined The Mommyhood Club. And, as these truths became more evident, I sometimes felt like the other moms who already knew these basic truths were giggling at me next to their lockers and whispering...

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