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Tiger Mother & Blind Obedience

Yo Tiger Mother. This blind allegiance to all authority that Chinese Mothers teach their children is the reason China has fallen to a communist dictatorship. It's the reason Chinese Mothers, who still live in China (unlike your lucky…
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Congratulations Mama! Baby is 5!

My youngest child turned five yesterday! Five! 5! FIVE! What a milestone for this Mama! (For him too, but come on! This is huge for ME!) Child development books say that a person is who they are by the time they are five. They have…
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Hormonal Attachment & Work

Yesterday I read my horoscope for 2011 and it said, among other wonderful and exciting things, that I would make a serious change in my working environment on Jan 4. Sure enough, I woke up this morning and decided that I was done working…
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Experience Irrelevant

When Ainsley was younger, I suppose I was more naive and optimistic about my powers as a parent. Now that she's nearing nine, I have the benefit of getting used to the idea of my own powerlessness. Of course, I have a great deal of influence…
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get born - Get It!

I've had the pleasure of being invited to a book club of truly creative, inspiring, interesting and strong women. Several of the members write and publish a new magazine - get born. It's a bold, brave, creative look at mothering. Not just the…

Law of Attraction & Relationships: Mother's Day

I half suspect Mother's Day comes just in time every year. In the weeks before, I feel like my children are pecking me to weariness. In the nick of time, my husband says, "don't bother Mom, it's Mother's Day." I lay in my bed without…
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The Work/Mothering Cohesiveness of Sarah Palin

I just finished Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. I'm going out on a limb and asking readers to put aside their political venom to discuss the merging…
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Obama Budget Includes Family Leave Insurance

The proposed United States Budget, currently before Congress, includes a little-publicized, no-drama, brilliant piece of funding and legislation. This is brilliant. This is long overdue. Currently, in the United States of America many disability…