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The Ability to be Oblivious OR Is there a manual for the multicutural world we envision?

June 16, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Warning: The following text contains ruminations on the color of our skins. If you feel uncomfortable discussing skin colors, wish that people would just stop obsessing over skin colors and go on with their lives, or believe that the insistence on talking about the colors of our skin makes the originator of the conversation […]

Are we really at odds with each other?

June 11, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This is an age-old debate and for sure I am opening an ancient can of worms. And for some, this is probably opening up some disappearing scabs from long-since-forgotten battle wounds as well… But I don’t know why something this trivial bothers me. It leaves my working-mother-core shaking. It makes me question myself whether […]

My mommy cooks. My mommy cleans. My mommy loves me.

June 8, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is almost a month since Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to ruminate out loud what I thought when I saw these loving and lovable pictures drawn by my 6 year old, with lots of love, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… […]

A volcano of love… tis the cross for me to bear

June 7, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” – Juliet Always thought this is one of the most beautiful descriptions of what it means to really love someone. (By the way, Romeo is an idiot. Juliet […]

What have I done to my children? My pet germ…

May 31, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet 6yo was slaving over a project this morning, and he proudly showed it to me… It made me laugh. And then pause. And then laugh some more. He even named his pet "No. 17"…

Ever woner the worst question your child could ever ask you?

February 14, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet I found out tonight. I actually have never even pondered this. But when I heard it from my 6-year-old today, I knew, in my heart, this has got to be the worst question a child could ever ever ask of you, the parent. Not “Am I going to die?” Not “What happened to (insert: […]

“I wish Mary Poppins is my mom…”

January 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The other day when my 6-year-old was very frustrated with me for saying NO to most of his requests, he sighed and said with longing, “I wish Mary Poppings is my mom.” Startled but not offended, laughingly I said, “Yeah, I wish she were your mom too.” He in turn was shocked by my non-reactive […]

“Is it difficult to take care of kids?”

January 7, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet My 6-year-old boy asked me this question last night when I was putting him to sleep.  (Actually, I still need to sleep with him every night to get him to fall asleep which has been a subject of heated argument sometimes between me and my DH…  I guess I do tend to take the […]