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Aug 30, 2012
Lately Charlotte has developed a habit of sitting outside the shower and bombarding me with questions while I scrub up.  It is fascinating to me to hear where her imagination takes her as she tries to make sense of the world. →MORE...

Healthy Child Healthy World blogging prompt: What sort of nature adventures do we love best? “Do you hear that?” I ask my daughter.  We stand still and silent on the trail.  She nods exuberantly. “What sort of animal makes that sound, →MORE...

Now that we are in the final trimester of this pregnancy, Donald and I have begun preparing Charlotte for the arrival of her infant sibling. It is…not going well. There are aspects of this process that Charlotte understands well and is →MORE...

I am sure that there comes a point in every marriage when one spouse looks at the other and is nonplussed, maybe even irritated, by what they see – and in my marriage, that point happens to be intrinsically linked to →MORE...

Apr 09, 2012
A few years ago, I found myself seated at a table with two good friends of mine: one Chinese and one white.  And at one point in the conversation, the white woman made a comment about the way Asian people smell →MORE...