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Denene Millner

Entries by Denene Millner

Beyonce's First Time Out With Blue Ivy: Remembering the Newborn-In-Public Jitters

(28) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM

I can't explain why, but pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z taking their 7-week-old, Blue Ivy Carter, out on a lunchtime stroll in New York City for the first time this past weekend dug up all kinds of crazy memories of me hoarding my then-newborn, Mari, in our apartment -- too...

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Finding True Love On Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 10:00 AM

This is the way it seemed to always work: A few weeks before Valentine's Day, whatever loser I was dating at the time would break up with the kid. For just the most random of reasons.

I feel like we need to slow down and be friends.

You're a great...

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Birthing While Black: An Experience I'll Never Forget

(720) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 12:41 PM

There are a ton of things I'll never forget about the first time I gave birth -- showing up with a Donny Hathaway CD in one hand, a beautiful "going home" dress and blanket handpicked special for my daughter in the other, being scared to death of the epidural needle...

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Cry It Out: The Method That Kills Baby Brain Cells

(144) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 10:07 AM

I know. A dramatic headline. Made you look. But it's not fiction. It turns out that the "Cry It Out" method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit...

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Hair Touching

(11) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 10:22 AM

She was in her early 30s when she passed away from complications associated with diabetes and we were all in deep mourning as we sat in her mother's living room, waiting for the limousine that would ride us to her farewell. Memories were exchanged. There were tears, of course. And...

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