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Week 32: Bringing home baby

A couple of weeks back, I was visiting with some gal friends and acquaintances at a friend’s baby shower. During the course of the conversation, we began talking about our kids and their various behavior quirks. One of the girls … Continue reading

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Living the dream

What is THIS? Another sappy post?! Why yes, yes it is. Here goes … I am somewhat of a perfectionist. But I think what I’m much more deeply afflicted with is romantic idealism. To put it simply, I have all … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass

Sometimes you don’t realize what a scrum your daily existence is until you are taken out of your home and asked to perform it on stage, with an audience. That stage for the past couple weeks has been my brother … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Sibling benefits

I’m really pushing for a second baby, but my partner is on the fence. Are there any scientifically proven benefits to having siblings that I can use to support my argument? Siblings have historically served as civilizing and socializing influences … Continue reading

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Sharing Antarctica

When I was a kid, I used to fantasize about being my favorite G.I. Joe, living in an underground hideout with my other favorite Joes, in Antarctica. We were theoretically on patrol, but there was never any action or drama—it … Continue reading

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Listening ears

A couple of months ago I thought about having Matilda’s hearing checked. Surely, my sweet child would not just ignore me? After careful examination I realized the sad truth… it was indeed just that. She was tuning me out. Parenting … Continue reading

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Second child syndrome

“HP’s nose is bleeding,” my wife said the other morning. I was working in the front room, really on a roll, too. “Did you hear me?” she asked. “Yeah,” I said. “Well, don’t you think that’s a problem?” “Well…define bleeding.” … Continue reading

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Week 9: A brother (or sister) for baby

We haven’t broken the news of our impending addition to friends and family just yet (We’re thinking of taking a novel approach and letting the baby break the news himself/herself. Ha ha.), but once we do, I can all but … Continue reading

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And baby makes four

For many parents expecting their second child, there’s a concern bigger than the pregnancy itself: the baby they already have at home. Whether a 1-year-old or a 7-year-old, the firstborn is likely the center of mom’s focus as she figures … Continue reading

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Order up! The oldest child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Order up! The middle child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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