Category Archives: Parenting

  1. Maternal Core Meltdown danger index

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    September 10, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Denial is my very favorite coping skill – and I’m pretty sure the only non-drug-based strategy available to humans that is occasionally effective.

  2. The genie is out of the bottle

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    September 7, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    I let Mimi, who is a precocious 11, start a (very private, highly aliased and protected) Facebook account last week. …
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  3. Hollowed out

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    September 6, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Aida pounced on this one-pound loaf of fresh bread when I forgot to lock it up before going upstairs to …
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  4. It’s okay if she bites me

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    September 5, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Aida turned 14 last week. This means nothing to her, as far as I know, though as with every assumption …
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  5. Life in the spin cycle

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    August 30, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Take one harried single mother with her own translation business, one artistically and sarcastically precocious and academically gifted thirteen-year-old, a …
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