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The Secret to a Clean House

I’ve heard that mothers can have clean, orderly homes if they teach their children good habits.  They must, of course, be consistent, self-disciplined, always gentle, yet firm, persuasive, loving, hardworking, creative, inexhaustible, and in possession of large quantities of stickers … Continue reading

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The Perils of Multi-tasking

You might be wondering why I haven’t posted for almost two weeks. The reason is—no joke—my baby boy spit up all over my laptop. When I turned it on a few hours later, typing on the keyboard caused all sorts … Continue reading

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Stamping Out The Demons

Children are such vexing creatures because they are half angel, half demon.  And whose job is it to stamp out the demon and bring forth the angel?  The mother’s, of course.  There’s no one better suited for it.  She provides … Continue reading

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Mothers and Celebrities

Being a mother of young children is a lot like being famous:        Celebrities do important things all day and can never let down their guard.         Celebrities never go anywhere alone.        Celebrities are continually accosted by strangers.        Celebrities are expected to … Continue reading

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Birth Order Theory

I’m a strong believer in birth-order theory.  As the youngest of seven children, I know firsthand that each child has to work harder than the last to get his or her parents’ attention.  I’m 29, and I’m still figuring out … Continue reading

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