Creepy Crawlies, Anyone?

You aren’t getting my babies, I thought when I first saw the wasp flying around our bedroom. I caught it with a glass on the window and let it outside. I was not particularly concerned. After all, it isn’t unusual for an insect to get in the house. A couple ...

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No, no, no…

With the milestone of crawling, comes a different milestone in parenting: telling baby “No.” No, at this stage, is typically shorthand for: “Don’t eat the remote.” “Don’t eat that book.” “Don’t eat that grody cheerio.” “Don’t eat that… ?? half dead wasp!!”

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Question of the Day

You know, I have questions all the time. I’m sure some of them have good answers, but I don’t have time to track the answers to ALL of my questions. Believe me. If I’d been doing that, I’d probably have several PhDs under my belt by now. Others can probably ...

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Fitness is a Lifestyle

“No, no sweetheart,” I said, breathing as hard as I was peddling. But of course, my seven month old son didn’t understand. When he got to the exercise bike, he reached up to get to a standing position near his mommy. I slowed down, and got off the bike for ...

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Of Matrioshka Dolls and Apple Pie

When we got married, it was my full intention to make this a bicultural household. I had planned to do this by establishing customs and traditions from Russia into our family. Of course, I didn’t know any. So I asked Vladimir. He didn’t have much to offer. He didn’t remember. ...

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