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

Executive Supermom’s Management School for Wives and Mommies

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I have an amazing girlfriend whom I have known for many years whom I adore and whom I admire beyond measure, mostly because she is brilliant and funny and warm and great at EVERYTHING she does. Diddy and her daughter … 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

Lions and Tigers and … %?#% OH MY!

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This has been a pretty scary week in Southern California. Two separate teachers, Mark Berndt and Martin Springer, who both taught at the same elementary school, were arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious acts practiced on minors. In Berndt’s … Continue reading

Fourth — and Final! — Book to Read Before You Pop That Kid — The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

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I’ve read a lot of parenting books. Partly because I am the sort of person who likes to do her research, partly because I’ve spent a lot of the last five years on bedrest, growing babies, and I haven’t had … Continue reading

Third Book to Read Before You Pop That Kid — The Sleepeasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

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Here’s a little story about Mommy learning curves: When Diddy was born, I couldn’t get enough of her. I literally could not ever put her down. Not because she needed to be held 24/7, but because I needed to hold … Continue reading