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Are We There Yet? children archive

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Is it a boy or girl?

Nobody knows – except the parents of “Pop,” a 2-year-old in Sweden whose parents refuse to reveal whether their child is a boy or girl. Pop’s mom and dad decided to keep their child’s gender a secret because they believe gender is a social construction,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2009

When Feelings Hurt

My youngest son had a half-day today. When he climbed into the car he started crying quietly. "I had a bad day," he said."What happened? Did you get in trouble?""No," he sniffed, and cried harder."Did someone hurt your feelings?""Yes!" he sobbed. "I don't wanna talk...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2009


I drive my nine-year-old son to school every day. Each morning as he prepares to get out of the car he leans forward and plants a big kiss on my cheek. "Bye, Mom," he says. "Have a good day. I'll see you after school," I...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

Eight might be more than enough 

Earlier this month, I asked you about your thoughts on family planning and how factors that include money, time, religious beliefs and environmental concerns all play into your decisions. So along those lines, I thought I’d bring up the California couple that gave birth to...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

You are Getting Sleepy... 

I've been going through some journals I kept when my three oldest were all under five. I'm not sure how I stayed awake long enough to write because in almost every entry I mention trying desperately to get some sleep.One of my favorite entries starts:...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2009

Write it Down

Last week I found a scrap of paper in which I'd written about the last time I rocked my youngest child in our rocking chair. Those five paragraphs brought back a wealth of memories. You can read it here: parents are avid picture takers,...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

Broken Angels 

As angels go it was pretty ugly— its cherubic smile rather disturbing. But my son bought it for me at the Dollar Store when he was four. His dad helped him wrap it and Alex was so excited for me to open it. “Open mine!...

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