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Beating the System by Busting Free of the Culture

So, apparently, it’s true. I’d always done significant eye rolling about this “baseless” propaganda, but a new study by researchers from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and Oxford University that surveyed a whopping 10,419 children confirmed what all the infant-scheduling books have been saying for years: Mothers [...]

Just Like Pulling Teeth

This week two momentous but unsurprising things happened at our house. My six-year-old lost a baby tooth. And my eleven-and-a-half-month-old drifted peacefully off to sleep without a tear and without nursing.

In other news, a sweet blog reader e-mailed and brought up the issue of sleep training babies. When I wrote back, I mentioned that helping [...]

The New Mommy's Guide to Managing the House

There have been few things in my life as humbling and horrifying and just plain bewildering as having a new baby and wondering how in the world I was going to cope. Before I had my first, I knew all about how to be a mother. I had been raised on cozy stories of how [...]