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Excuse me, may I have a little more, sir?

The pirate song is finished, but not complete. I still need to go over it a bit. Other things I’m doing includes narrating tutorials for my husband. The tutorials are for Vue, which is some 3D software for creating scenery. In doing so, I’ve learned how to use Vue (That ...

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Happy Father’s Day

I had a rough time my senior year in high school, with jerk guys in the halls and an administration that was clueless. My dad doesn’t know this, but just by being a caring and strong father and a wonderful husband to my mom he helped me in ways even I didn’t ...

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A doctor’s light touch

At the end of the visit, my pediatrician smiled as he stood up, saying, “Well, Toddler Boy, we’ll see how your career goes at your three year checkup.” A part of me wanted more, though. Oh, I had no concerns about my child’s health. But he had just demonstrated how ...

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Glad to announce Pediatric Grand Rounds being up at the Wait and the Wonder from Moreena. Quaking in my boots about the next go around, to be held here in this very place. I’ve decided to give this one a casual topic. Casual, because I certainly won’t keep anyone out ...

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Co-Sleeping

A newborn is an interesting creature. While incredibly helpless, it has a set of behaviors and environmental expectations that help it to get the support it needs from its parents. These have been part of the newborn since it was first human. It has been argued that modern living requires ...

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The Misguided Pursuit of Parental Happiness

I like ID Crossroads. She’s smart, confident, and dedicated to her career in medicine, a field that I love. She recently posted about having or not having children. Some people said some stupid things about how having kids does not make people happy, and in fact, makes them feel less ...

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Public Breastfeeding

So, because of Christopher’s fever I took him to the doctor yesterday, which brought me to the waiting room of the local hospitals imaging department to x-ray his chest. The poor guy was really unhappy with all the goings on. He hadn’t been eating very well either. The room began ...

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What’s in a Russian Last Name?

J. Smith That’s the name of the file. Male or female? In English, we would be unable to tell. But in Russian, last names differ by gender. It’s very simple, really. The last name of a female has an “a” added onto it. Anton Chekov was married to Olga Chekova. Boris and Arkady Strugatskys’ ...

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