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A Conversation With Coraline: Which Witch

After she asks me to put on a TV show called Little Charmers: “So what’s Little Charmers about?” “It’s about these girls with magic powers and they do charms and fly around on brooms.” “Oh, so they’re witches.” “They’re not … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Name That Tune

Singing: “Bow-chick-a-wow-wowww.” “Um, where did you hear that song?” “From E at school. Bow-chick-a-wow-wowww.” “I’d prefer you not sing it, OK?” “Why not? It’s fun. I love singing it!” “Because I said not to, OK? I don’t like that song.” … Continue reading

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Photoblogging: Mother’s Day 2014

Yesterday I enjoyed a low-key Mother’s Day, my fourth as Coraline’s lucky mom. We started the day with brunch — Coraline’s favorite meal — at The Egg & I, our first visit and one of the few places with a … Continue reading

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The Little Social Butterfly

Song Lyric of the Day: (When it gets loud, I turn it up) / Shake it like a bad girl up in Harlem / (When it’s too hot, I light it up) / Ooh, light it up, yeah, smoke em … Continue reading

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La Di Da Di, She Likes to Potty*

Song Lyric of the Day: La-di-da-di, we like to party / We don’t cause trouble, we don’t bother nobody / We’re, just some men that’s on the mic / And when we rock upon the mic we rock the mic … Continue reading

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And Bajingo Was Its Name-O

Song Lyric of the Day: You want me to change, change, change / You want me to change Churchill / “Change“ Several months ago, Coraline started expressing interest in and naming body parts: “Mommy’s nose! Poppa’s eye! Coraline’s bell butt!” … Continue reading

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Melatonin Down Bedtime

Song Lyric of the Day: Soft the drowsy hours are creeping / Hill and vale in slumber sleeping / I my loving vigil keeping / All through the night Harold Boulton / “All Through the Night“ The last few weeks, … Continue reading

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Wild Toddlers Can’t Be Broken

Song Lyric of the Day: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed / One fell off and bumped his head /So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said /No more monkeys jumping on the bed! “Five Little Monkeys Jumping … Continue reading

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31 Day Blog Prompt Challenge Day 20

Day 20: Your biggest insecurity. Being a good mom and parent. Coraline is my first (and likely only) child. I freely admit: I was virtually clueless going in. The most consistent contact I had with babies up until then was … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2012

Song Lyric of the Day: That’s my daughter in the water / Every thing she owns i bought her / Every thing she owns / That’s my daughter in the water / Every thing she knows i taught her / … Continue reading

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