Archive for December, 2009

  • Do I Really Need To Teach My Toddler To Read?

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

    I recently came across a blog by a group of fathers who refer to themselves as science-based skeptics. This particular post sharply criticized the very popular practice of teaching a baby sign language. It was an interesting opinion and one that resonated with me.

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  • Alexander’s 9th Birthday

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

    Saturday was Alexander’s 9th birthday. He was born on December 19, 2000 at 9:40pm, weighing in at 6 lbs. 12 oz and 19 ¼ inches long. He had a full head of dark blondish hair with these amazing little silver tips, as though it were frosted.

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  • My Personal Reinvention: Part 3 (of 3)

    Friday, December 11th, 2009

    I am heading home now, having stayed an extra day. A perfect extra day. Thinking a lot, as usual, I sit quietly in the dark on the plane, wishing I could fall asleep. I am instead listening, in my head, to the voice of my mentor, Maryann. She is truly the woman who maintains my sanity. Truly maintains it. I happen to also be listening to the New York Dolls.

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  • My Personal Reinvention: Part 2 (of 3)

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

    Sunday – 12 noon:

    I am sitting on a US Airways flight taking a trip that I have cancelled and rescheduled 3 times in the last 6 days, twice being in the last 8 hours (yes, you can kind of do that with Orbitz). I readily admit that I do carry a true “lack of advance planning” gene when it comes to travel but this has set a new record even for me.

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  • My Personal Reinvention: Part 1 (of 3)

    Sunday, December 6th, 2009

    I seem to have had a revelation today. And that is that if I am to truly write a blog, it is going to have to be completely genuine (which it has been), but what that really means is that it has to be so much more than just a pregnancy and new baby information source. Pregnancy and birth are truly such a huge part of anything I think about or write, but the truth is, it isn’t everything.

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