Category Archives: mothering

We call him King of the Drool People

The poor guy is being struck by fits of teething misery. In fact, the teething pain is at times radically changing Christian’s behavior: in the last three days he has adamantly refused to nurse three times when he’s been upset … Continue reading

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Perfection City

At the last La Leche League meeting, mothers started animatedly discussing nursing bras. Medela and Bravado quickly emerged as favorites -  one woman also loved the nursing bras from Elle McPherson. I looked around the room and wondered how all … Continue reading

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Giddy with Power

As I mentioned in a previous post, Bella and her friend from out of town (yes, Dawkins) got in a lot of trouble for sneaking out (to go swimming) at 2 am last Wednesday. Well, I had a dilemma because … Continue reading

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Friend Hunting

Have you heard of Meetup? I read an article about them in the LA Times weekend magazine a few months ago – but it was in context of singles meeting other singles, so I clipped the article and sent it … Continue reading

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Of course I make it up as I go along…

Me: Bella, you’re grounded for another day – no, make that TWO DAYS. And that includes NO PHONE! Bella: MOM! You just make it up as you go along! M: Of course I make it up as I go along! … Continue reading

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Proud Mama

Just in case I’ve been complaining about Bella and not giving her enough kudos I wanted to take a minute and applaud her. The night before her last two track meets she has gone to bed early with her lunch … Continue reading

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La Leche League in South OC

Fifteen years ago while I was pregnant with Bella, I started attending local La Leche League meetings in Joshua Tree to meet other breastfeeding moms. I later became so enthusiastic about breastfeeding that I became a La Leche League leader … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

I spent a bit of time in Bangkok hunting for a very specific knock-off purse that Bella wanted but never really came close. That is, she wanted a large slouchy Coach purse and I brought her schoolgirl-style Louis Vuitton bookbag. … Continue reading

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a smile

I attended Bella’s cross country awards ceremony tonight. The coach said a little something about each girl as she stepped up on the stage, sometimes based on an informal survey the girls had filled out. Bella’s inspiration for running? She … Continue reading

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Hurray for Stay-at-Home Moms

Hmm, a post at my friend’s blog shoved a little soapbox under my feet. She’s a stay-at-home mom and was ranting a bit about only having been away from her kids for four days in the past four years. She … Continue reading

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