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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…