Extraordinarily Ordinary: Parenting

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Hugs and Kisses

Tonight, I got hugged, kissed, petted, patted, poked, "I love you"d and more general happiness just because I existed than I think I may have ever experienced i...
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Happy 2012!

This year, I am heeding the advice of experts and not really resolving to do anything. Actually, I almost always do that. Why? Because I am a procrastinator and...
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Angels and Angst

The holidays are stressful for pretty much everyone and years when there are extenuating circumstances can make it all much, much worse. This year, for me, Chri...
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Thankful In Difficult Times

On this Thanksgiving Eve, I have many more things to worry about than posting to a blog but I feel compelled to write something down. My family is experiencing ...
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How Blind is Your Eye?

I don't think you have to be a parent to be sickened by the news coming out of Happy Valley over the last 10 days. If you are not familiar with the ongoing scan...
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All Hail Halloween

I'm seeing a lot of discussion today on Facebook and some other sites about Halloween and its horrible messages. Some people say it's all wrong that we celebrat...
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Another Child is Dead

I cannot claim to write a blog about parenting in Milwaukee without addressing the fact that another child has died after co-sleeping with an adult in this comm...
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It’s Not Always Natural

I've been thinking a lot about how we learn to be parents. For many of us, we do what our parents did, we do the opposite of what our parents did, we read books...
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Part-time THIS!

I have a bee in my bonnet tonight. This will not be one of my more well-structured blog posts and that's because I am tired and irritated but here goes: I ma...