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Your Questions Answered: Laundry & Housecleaning

September 7, 2011

I have a full time maid. Yup. She spends all her time vacuuming and dusting and cooking delicious meals. Sadly, when I wake up, she is gone and my house is a disaster. And there are kids drowning in laundry. So until my dream maid comes and wants to work for peanuts (as if Ben […]

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Your Questions Answered: 5 Kids at the Grocery Store /PSF

September 2, 2011

Funny story: I parked next to a Mini Cooper at the grocery store just as the elderly gentleman who owned it was unlocking the doors. He wasn’t paying attention as I unloaded 1, then two kids. Then Ben came out, and he paused; then Jane, and he looked at me with a funny look. Out […]

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Keeping my kids from becoming a statistic

May 24, 2011

As we adjust to Maisie’s arrival, I’m republishing posts from over the last 2 years. I’m a pretty big NPR fan. So it was not unusual to turn on my local station this past Sunday afternoon. What was unusual was the story, and how it reaffirmed my decision to talk to my children about personal […]

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