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Weak Stomach - Parenting Woes

Is it Bad if I’m Bleeding; Or, How to Parent on a Weak Stomach

When I was anticipating becoming a mom, I assumed that some of my natural responses to the smell/sight of poop, pee, snot and other bodily fluids would disappear.  “It doesn’t bother you with your own child” the veterans assured me.  I fully believed that the gagging reflex that I succumbed to at the mere mention […]

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Flaming Cabbage

Flaming Cabbage: Or, How to Be Like Betty C.

One of my latest fixations has been my vintage copy of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book, circa 1950. My love of it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking because I hate to cook.  It has everything to do with the cheery illustrations, the homespun poetry, the refined advice, and the one magnificent recipe that […]

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