TV and your precious offspring: Learning to dance with the devil

My kids watch TV. Not proud of it. Hate it, in fact. This (amongst several massive elephants in the room) was not part of my rosy, soft-focus dreams of child-rearing. I’m not going to try to explain or justify it.

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TV and your precious offspring: Learning to dance with the devil

My kids watch TV. Not proud of it. Hate it, in fact. This (amongst several massive elephants in the room) was not part of my rosy, soft-focus dreams of child-rearing. I’m not going to try to explain or justify it.

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The right story could save the universe

Sometimes the grey area is beautiful. That’s where we are right now, me and my girls, in the liminal place where the edges of truth are still blurry, where my version of how things are and how they should be

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The right story could save the universe

Sometimes the grey area is beautiful. That’s where we are right now, me and my girls, in the liminal place where the edges of truth are still blurry, where my version of how things are and how they should be

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Slight change of plans

Some news! Sooo…those of you who have been paying attention may have noticed that despite the mention of four fab mamas in the (former) “About” description of this blog, I was not-so-surreptitiously full-on hogging the spotlight. Following a quick check-in

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Slight change of plans

Some news! Sooo…those of you who have been paying attention may have noticed that despite the mention of four fab mamas in the (former) “About” description of this blog, I was not-so-surreptitiously full-on hogging the spotlight. Following a quick check-in

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Oh, that ever-thickening princess plot

I first started thinking about this post in mid-September, as my four year old was settling into her new preschool. On the whole, I was awash with relief – it’s a co-op, and while there’s nothing overtly political about it,

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Oh, that ever-thickening princess plot

I first started thinking about this post in mid-September, as my four year old was settling into her new preschool. On the whole, I was awash with relief – it’s a co-op, and while there’s nothing overtly political about it,

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Before you order the popcorn…

I may have been the last person to discover the Bechdel Test Movie list, but the standardized test nerd in me loves it. What’s not to love about a database that will give you a very quick sense of whether you’re about

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Before you order the popcorn…

I may have been the last person to discover the Bechdel Test Movie list, but the standardized test nerd in me loves it. What’s not to love about a database that will give you a very quick sense of whether you’re about

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The great dance-off for my daughters’ souls

Cross-posted at masalamommas.com Some of you are not going to like what I’m about to say. And I’ll admit, a lot of it will be poorly-informed, culturally biased, and overall kind of feelingsy. That said, I’m allowed my feelings. So with

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The great dance-off for my daughters’ souls

Cross-posted at masalamommas.com Some of you are not going to like what I’m about to say. And I’ll admit, a lot of it will be poorly-informed, culturally biased, and overall kind of feelingsy. That said, I’m allowed my feelings. So with

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…And then we played Cinderella

You heard right. The four year old asked me to play Cinderella with her and it was not a surprise. The entire platoon of Disney princesses had already stolen their way into our house last year via a single pirate

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…And then we played Cinderella

You heard right. The four year old asked me to play Cinderella with her and it was not a surprise. The entire platoon of Disney princesses had already stolen their way into our house last year via a single pirate

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