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Pamela Paul

Entries by Pamela Paul

Raise the Price of Toys

(9) Comments | Posted April 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM

If you're a woman of a certain age -- not that old actually -- in your thirties, you'll remember the puffy sticker. You will remember, as I do, those moments during school recess when you and your fellow second-graders took out your sticker albums to show off and trade goods....

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Kids are Killing the Planet!

(61) Comments | Posted April 9, 2008 | 3:48 PM

Little did I realize, but apparently, I am on the verge of destroying Mother Earth. Yup, Seventh Generation-using, SUV-less (car-less, doggone it!), recycling-law-abiding me. I even turn off the water while I brush my teeth, and bought local produce long before locavorism became trendy.

So what's my crime? My...

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My First Princess Party

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2008 | 1:20 PM

So, my not-quite-three year old and I just attended our first princess party, courtesy of my closest friend from childhood and her four-year-old daughter. And thus, once upon a time, it began.

Any parent of a girl under age eight (yes, this begins in the crib now), is familiar with...

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Punished for Being Pregnant

(46) Comments | Posted March 20, 2008 | 6:41 PM

Being pregnant -- from the vomitous first months to the cumbersome final stretch (unpleasant pun intended) -- is onerous enough without having to worry about getting sacked on top of it. In this month's Elle magazine, one writer details the abysmal treatment she received at the hands of her erstwhile...

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Computerized Diapers

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 5:00 PM

First there was the Diaper Check, an electronic device that attempted to replace the manual swipe. Farewell, poop-smeared finger. Now comes the Technodiaper, a computer-chip-enhanced diaper for children zero-to-three. Here's how it works: An embedded sensor detects wetness or increased volume and immediately sends a signal to your computer or...

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Fetuses Get Waitlisted

(8) Comments | Posted February 21, 2008 | 6:23 PM

Call us neurotic, obsessed, and on the brink of irreparably screwing up our children. But with mere weeks to go before yea and nay letters are sent out, I, like many other nerve-wracked New York City parents, am captive to the craziness of contemporary preschool admissions. No matter how much...

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The Truth, Period

(9) Comments | Posted June 19, 2007 | 7:30 PM

"Do you get your period on the Pill?"

I've been asking female friends this question for the past few weeks and the answer has pretty much been -- after a perplexed furrowing of the brow, as in "Why are you asking me such an obvious thing?" -- "Yes, but...

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