Identity

If You Can’t Please Everyone

The more I read and talk and think about parenting, the worse I feel. Even articles designed to make me feel better just . . . don’t make me feel better. In theory, the internet should make parenting easier. My trusty laptop has answers to any parenting question I might have, from …

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Identity

Oh, Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest? No? Really? Then let me explain: it’s a site for saving (“pinning”) pictures from all over the internet and sharing them with your friends. People pin recipes, craft ideas, diet tips, pictures of their dream home, things like that. When you visit the site, you’re not …

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Ages 2-5Traditions & Celebrations

Why there’s no Elf on my Shelf

In late November I started looking for an advent calendar for E. I hadn’t even thought of getting one until E. started asking every.single.day if we were going to decorate the Christmas tree yet. I have firm rules on Christmas decorating, you see.  No Christmas decorations, no Christmas music, no …

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Ages 2-5Media & Technology

Wheels

Have you seen the GoldieBlox video? It was pretty much inescapable for a few days on my social media websites.  Everyone was sharing it, liking it, commenting on it. The more I thought about the concept, the more uncomfortable it made me. I don’t like toys aimed at girls. I …

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