Tag Archives: parenting

how to talk so (future) kids will listen

Recently I reviewed How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk over at the library’s blog. I could say a lot more on about how much I liked this book (and I will). But first … Continue reading

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cultural shifts and speculative fiction

So I’m aware that I released a book and basically disappeared for four months. Does it help if I had a good reason? A cute reason, actually. Cuteness aside, I’ve had a lot of topics swirling about in my mind … Continue reading

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sunbaby diapers – a review

Cloth diapers can be really overwhelming. I took a leap of faith and bought 24 Sunbaby diapers before T was born, because stuffable diapers seemed like the way to go. They’re the cheapest name-brand diapers on the market. I’m sure … Continue reading

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my parenting style in one little anecdote

when i was eight or nine, my mother told me i was too old to play with dolls. i don’t really remember how i reacted. my mother was my idol. she had been sick, very-sick, and sometimes less-sick. this was … Continue reading

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parenting is not a contest

my child makes a fussy noise while we’re celebrating holidays with my in laws. he’s been great all day—despite the animals, the cousins, the aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas passing him around, chasing him, and generally keeping him … Continue reading

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how not to parent: you’ll get over it

a relative of mine–who shall not be named–and i could not be more opposed in parenting styles. she dated/was married to a man for basically her son’s whole life (he’s almost 6). a few weeks ago, they split. the little … Continue reading

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