Parenting

Kids and Gifts: Where to Draw the Line?

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by rebeccathomas in Parenting

Just over a year ago, when my son was born, the gifts arrived in full force. And for weeks, they kept coming–from friends, family, and even people my husband and I barely knew. Mason is the first grandchild on both sides of our family. My husband and I were married […]

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Grappling with Race, Culture, and Class

Posted November 20th, 2012 by Ellen in Child, Parenting

Beezus, my 7-year old, is grappling with figuring some things out these days. For her entire life, she has never known anything different than living in a world of racial, cultural and socio-economic diversity. School, church, soccer team, the grocery store, activities, library, even our neighborhood – her entire world […]

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Does My Child Have Speech Delays?

Posted November 16th, 2012 by Aimee in Parenting

One short year ago, my husband and I were getting increasingly concerned about our son’s talking. Or actually, that he wasn’t talking. At 24 months, he only had a handful of words. He didn’t try to repeat words, didn’t babble to himself or do things like go “vroom vroom” when […]

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Thinking About Homework

Posted October 26th, 2012 by Elaine in Child, Parenting

My older child started second grade this year. Second grade seems to be serious business. So serious, in fact, that he has nightly homework. I’m not a believer in homework. I’d rather my child build forts in the backyard, balance on the stumps my husband installed last year, and pursue […]

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Five iPhone Apps I Can’t Live Without

Posted October 4th, 2012 by Stephanie in Parenting, Tech

  I collect apps the way I used to collect shoes. I love them, as with most people I use my iPhone for many things, keeping in touch with family, tweeting with friends and emailing for business. These are the five most used apps on my phone, there are many […]

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Learning Rhythm With My Toddler at Music Together Montgomery

Posted September 21st, 2012 by thien-kim in Living, Preschoolers

  My toddler loves music. He even has better rhythm than me.  He turns everything into a drum: empty box, a pot, the table top, even our stair railing. That’s why we’re taking our first parent-child class together with Music Together Montgomery. A couple of weeks ago, Nancy Nuttle, who owns and operates […]

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The Red Stroller

Posted September 4th, 2012 by Sue Wagner in Child, Parenting

I’ve had strollers in my life for almost 15 years. The travel system with the snap-in infant car seat, the front to back double, the umbrella stroller, the jogger, the double jogger. And then there was the red stroller. It was an extravagant purchase for a fourth child. More for […]

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