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Do Twins Run In The Family?

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 4:01 PM

Sometimes you just want to stand in line at the grocery store and not have to explain your vaginal history to a total stranger. I'd hazard to say that at least seven times a week for my 35 week pregnancy (that's 245 times), distant acquaintances, well-intentioned friends, and strangers on...

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Gratitude In A Warring World

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Even in San Francisco, where Columbus Day has been renamed Indigenous People's Day, progressive parents are faced with the awkwardness of how to celebrate Thanksgiving, our historically fictionalized holiday. Do we mourn the slaughter of the Native Americans or celebrate the rise of colonial European capitalism? Or do we celebrate...

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What I Remember About Nora Ephron

(8) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 5:18 PM

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."
― Nora Ephron 1941-2012

I first met Nora Ephron when I was ten or eleven at one of my grandmother's summer parties in Martha's Vinyard. It wasn't a big deal because my family was made up of...

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What Your Mother Forgot to Tell You: On Motherhood, Mindfulness & Madness

(6) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 2:30 PM

If you forget a glass dish on a hot burner for long enough it will explode. Sometimes, in the sleep-deprived haze of motherhood, one forgets the obvious. I am constantly forgetting car keys, closing the clasp on my belt buckle, that the tag goes on the inside not the outside,...

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The Divorcée's Guerrilla Guide To Christmas

(108) Comments | Posted December 25, 2011 | 1:35 AM

This week the jingle of bells, the tacky twinkle of electricity-wasting flashing lights dangling off storefronts, the blow up snow men and stupid faux reindeer on neighbors' front porches has been enough to launch me into crying jags that could overflow the levees of the Mississippi. If one...

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Goodbye Married Life!

(9) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 7:17 PM

Standing in the garage of my post-divorce fixer-upper (which has just been deemed too laden with mold to live in) the irony is thick.  I was just starting to rebuild my life when the place I fled to, became the place I had to flee. 

The people who...

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Panicked Parents' Preschool Application

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 6:38 PM

Child/Children's Full Name:

Aidan Hope-Sunshine & Quinn Calm Lake (twins)

Preferred form of Address:

Sunshine and Calm (While our surname is legally Smith, we have adopted Hope-Sunshine and Paz Lake as love-names because we believe this more accurately describes our sons' dispositions.)

Age as of Fall 2011...

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Telephone Mamas: Separating Families to Serve Our Own

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 2:01 PM

I have known women who mother their children from afar: by check, or Western Union, or bills tucked into letters. They mother by telephone or cards sent through a mail service so unreliable that by the time the news arrives it is already old. They mother by way of presents...

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In Search of the Liberated Stroller

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 3:00 AM

The other day I had a slam down/drag out battle with Bob. Not my husband, my stroller.

My husband bought me Bob for my 40th birthday (a couple of years ago if you must know). Sure, I could have asked for a mink, a Mercedes or a...

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Roadtrip With Toddlers: Why Not To Leave Home

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 1:29 PM

I don't ski. I dislike exercise. I don't like carrying anything except the bare minimum: twin toddlers, a flowery diaper bag, a Chai latte. My husband Stephen's idea of exercise is getting off the couch to change the channel (when the battery in the remote needs changing). Therefore, you might...

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In-Flight Insecurity: Near Arrest for Maternal Hug

(35) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:21 PM

If your family is anything less-than-Brady-Bunch perfect then you too are glad it's January. The holidays are over. You can sink into a depression over your credit card excesses, double up on therapy sessions (further increasing your debt) and scrape your ego off the stained carpet, which you plan to...

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