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no manual for parenting

Questions I ask myself every day (No.1)

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Just because I am aware of my inadequacy as a mother, I am able to make fun of myself and I give myself the title “Bad Mommy of the Year”, does it absolve me for doing a bad job bringing up my children? If I call myself out as a criminal, does it make my […]

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Overheard at my house (Episode 1)

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Scene: after mommy serves them breakfast (oatmeal) with loud bang on the table and great indignation and runs upstairs to take her 1-minute shower before they have to rush to their first activity on a Sunday morning… 5-year-old boy: I wish mommy is less mean. Do you wish mommy is less mean, Older Brother? 10-year-old […]

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So, how do you explain Roe vs. Wade to a 10-year-old boy??

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Am I a bad mom? Sometimes I worry that in an effort to bring up children that are progressive, tolerant, self-aware, and self-reliant, and to make sure that they become “contributing members of a civil society” in the future, I may have pulled a cloud over their childhood. If they are fortunate enough to not […]

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