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The Great Chain of Toys

I’ve come to a realization about toys in babyhood. When she was a baby, especially, as K started to gain control over her hands, I grew concerned about what we were supposed to be giving her to encourage her growth. … Continue reading

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Frozen Out

I feel like we passed a milestone this weekend in our relationship to pop culture. The girls at K’s preschool are, of course, mad about Frozen. My first hint of the depth of this mania came last spring when one … Continue reading

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bouncy bouncy bouncy, too bouncy

Just before Thanksgiving I made my first real mommy friend in the neighborhood (we moved her over the summer). Her baby is 2.5, nearly a year older than K. Even though the mother is very laid back and seems thoughtful, … Continue reading

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the red and the green pants

It’s been a running meme for me that K is gaining independence, and this week has given me a lot of new ammunition. On the positive side, I took her to a puppet show story time Wednesday morning that we … Continue reading

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dancing by herself

In the middle of cooking K’s lunch the other day, I took a quick peek around the corner to make sure she was okay. As Ko has started saying, K being quiet is almost always K getting herself in trouble. … Continue reading

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making soup

Last week, K did something that astonished me. She has been role playing with her stuffed animals for a while–feeding them and making them insisting on having them read books to her–but last week she play acted an entire meal. … Continue reading

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telling stories

I had a rare moment of instant feedback on a parenting book today. My friend C (who is both a doctor in training and super-mom) recommended The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind to … Continue reading

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