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“I want to be your personal penguin”

October 20, 2009 random

Tweet Both of my boys grew up with Sandra Boynton’s books.  My oldest especially grew up on the fiber provided by chewing on the board books.  His favorite at that age?  Blue Hat, Green Hat. Ms. Boynton later started turning her delightful books into sing-along songs.  And soon famous people started joining in to compose […]

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“I have no life. I play with Lego all day!”

October 5, 2009 marketing at work

Tweet Let me start this post by saying that we are a Lego family.  With 3 boys in the household – my 2 sons and my one husband, our floor used to be covered with Lego pieces when they were little (the kids, not the husband).  Later, a home-made Lego table was the mainstay in […]

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I GTalked my kid to ask him what he would like for breakfast today…

May 23, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet As over-thinking, ironically introspective, neurotic, obsessively over-analytical as I am, this incident strikes me as seminal. SEMINAL. Mark it on the calendar. We have all seen those cartoons, parodying the increasing importance of texting in the life of teens and even preteens, showing kids texting each other while sitting next to each other on […]

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Inside the Chinese palace is full of tragic tales and horror stories…

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet The said Concubine Zhen entered the palace when she was thirteen and soon became the Emperor’s favorite. I guess the Emperor’s still-young (according to the modern standard) windowed mother, the Empress Dowager Cixi was not too fond of this fact. There are so many titillating stories about Cixi. I often wonder whether she was […]

Report from the burbs: Survived sleepover, mom vowed to never say yes again, until next time.

March 1, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The boys stayed up until who knows when. I slipped into oblivion at 2 am. They were playing “Truth or Dare” but soon skipped “Truth” completely and went straight to “Dare”. At 11 years of age, their “Dares” were, eh, quite lame. Not that I am complaining though. Ask me again 2 years from […]

“Congratulation, Neil Gaiman!”

February 2, 2009 random

Tweet Came upon this blog entry on Geed Dad (part of the Wired blogosphere). Was surprised to see that Neil Gaiman’s book won the Newberry Medal. Well, not really surprised. Actually was surprised that Gaiman was surprised. My 5th grader couldn’t put this book down. True to Gaiman’s fashion, the book is dark (judging by […]

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Mom redeemed herself from being the Worst Mom of the Year…

November 4, 2008 no manual for parenting

Tweet … by dumpster diving for child’s missing homework! Thank goodness they are not perfect…

So, how do you explain Roe vs. Wade to a 10-year-old boy??

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Tweet Am I a bad mom? Sometimes I worry that in an effort to bring up children that are progressive, tolerant, self-aware, and self-reliant, and to make sure that they become “contributing members of a civil society” in the future, I may have pulled a cloud over their childhood. If they are fortunate enough to […]

What I learned from my 5th grader’s homework this weekend…

November 3, 2008 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet My 10-year-old came home with a 10-page homework packet last week, a research report on this presidential election. (Let me not start with the fact that the packet is from 1997 and asks for an example of a printed ad in newspaper or magazine. I don’t remember the last time I saw any candidate […]