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Our Song

There's a wonderful full circle feeling when Stella requests I play "Your Song" in the car. "The loud version," she says, meaning the one sung by Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge, rather than the classic Elton John track. I love them…

50 Working Parent Weekends

If you're a working parent who longs to stay home with your children, I advise you don't look at your paycheck too closely. I'm kidding, of course... But be warned--there is a spot on the check that tells you how many hours you've…

Girl Stuff

Several months ago, I was standing in Carter’s, looking at a display of mix-and-match t-shirts and pants for my girl. I was brought to the store because I get the Carter’s e-blasts, and one that particular week featured a very…

Tots in Transition

The second half of Stella’s third year has been full of transition. She’s a toddler, and so change is a big deal. I feel for her: first an interstate move and all the change that comes with it–new church, new…

10 Learning Apps for Toddlers

Have you considered getting an iPad for your child? My toddler loves her iPad, and we put boundaries on her technological involvement by curating educational apps for her. A couple years ago my husband bought me an iPad for my birthday. A year…