CHECK OUT MY MEDICINE CABINET

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I used to wonder who all those people were on TV shows and in movies who were constantly going into bathrooms and checking out their friends and neighbors’ medicine cabinets. I mean, who does that? That said, I did do … Continue reading

Lighten Up Your Layette

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I love kid clothes. I really do. And my kids are INCREDIBLY lucky that their Grandmere Checklist (this is not a woman who will EVER answer to “Grandma”) lives within three blocks of five super-fancy kid clothes stores on the … Continue reading

NURSERY SET-UP 101

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One of my favorite things about being pregnant — ok, the ONLY thing I liked about being pregnant — was “nesting” obsessively, dreaming about the perfect nursery (I can not believe I have been through THREE nurseries already!) and having … Continue reading

LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS …

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So you wrote yourself a birth plan, huh? Then you took it to your OB, and your OB sort of pooh-poohed it, and now you think you need to find a more supportive doc? I’m gonna tell you something: Your … Continue reading

“Tricky People” are the New Strangers

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Right after Diddy was born, I was in the car listening to NPR and I heard a child safety educator say, “Stop telling your kids not to talk to strangers. They might need to talk to a stranger one day. … Continue reading

Keep Your Kids Close — And Your Social Networks Closely Guarded

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When I decided to start this blog, I struggled with the transparency issue — how personal and intimate and real was I willing to go in talking about our family, our kids, my marriage? From what I could tell, the … Continue reading

First Book To Read Before You Pop That Kid: The Happiest Baby on the Block

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Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block is a must-have because it does a great job at VERY SIMPLY explaining how you can make that new baby of yours stop crying his eyes out. Even better, it does it … Continue reading