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Archive for February, 2012

Book Review: The Mindful Child

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and  Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland This book has changed so much for us. I think I recommend it to someone every week. Many years ago, I saw a great therapist, who said, within three minutes of meeting me, “Wow, [...]

Random Product Endorsement: Miracle Skin Transformer

Ok, I realize it’s kind of random that I’m recommending makeup, but, you know, it wouldn’t be the first time. It’s just that: how often does something that claims to be a “miracle skin transformer” actual produce miraculous skin transformations? (Well, at least until you wash it off.) I got some of this as a [...]

Clean Your Room!

Here’s a passive aggressive little comic that Henry dashed out one day. In the first panel, Henry and Eli are in their room (bunk beds on one side, Zuzu’s mattress-on-the-floor on the other), saying “See, it’s clean!” Then my hand is reaching for the doorknob, saying, “Let me check” while a kid voice says, “No, [...]

How to Night Wean

Somehow, over the years, the question of how I’ve night weaned my kids has come up. Usually some extremely sleep-deprived mom says, “I think I need to night wean. How did you do it?” while sounding like she’s on the edge of tears. So! Here is what I did for all four of my kids, [...]

War. Death. The Alps.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the story Henry’s thinking of that goes with these chapter titles. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘War.+Death.+The+Alps.’; addthis_pub = ”;

New review: Tweak Tweak

Ok, yeah, I’ll admit it: I sort of thought Tweak Tweak was going to be treacly awfulness. An elephant baby tweaks her mom’s tail when she has a question. Yawn. But I was wrong! It’s cute, yes, but also silly and fun. And definitely something certain 3-year-olds I know wanted read aloud a thousand times. [...]

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