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Why Do Disney Movies Always Kill Off The Moms?

When Frozen came out and everyone was raving, I thought about taking my three-year-old daughter to her first movie. The reviews said the film was smart, with strong female heroines and great music.  I could almost taste the popcorn and Milk Duds until I read a little further and found out the main characters’ parents […]

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Old School Rules

While cool kids strive towards ever more advanced, portable and tiny phones, I just bought the most gigantic, tethered landline I could find. That’s right, we’re talking to you corded. Call it kitschy, retro or ridiculous, but I love my new wall phone, just like the one we had in our kitchen growing up (except […]

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One: Singular Sensation or Loneliest Number?

The day we found out I’m not pregnant (again), Dave, Viv and I went walking in our neighborhood and spotted an adorable family.  A smiling mom watched her son and daughter – ages 3 and 5 – racing up and down a grassy hill, squealing with laughter.  “Do they always get along so well?”  I […]

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