Footnotes

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

“I really want you,” says my daughter to me. “You can work on the computer with me on your lap.” She nuzzles her face...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

  Like most parents, I limit my children’s intake of television. Or, rather “screen time,” since “television” doesn’t capture the range – indeed, the pervasiveness –...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

As an avid lifelong reader, I’ve been eager to pass down my favorite books to my children. My son, who will turn six in a few months, has...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

In the middle of the night William, my five-year-old, roused us from sleep thinking that he’d cracked his tooth while chewing on the zippered mouth of one of...

The Mommy Buffer

After my son’s birthday, he and I sat down to write thank you notes. We had the presents in front of us on the...

A cure for stroller nostalgia

As a mother of toddlers, I used to relish the packing required for every trip: diaper bags, extra outfits, sandwiches cut into pieces and...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

When I was a kid, I used to watch movies with my cousin Ross. One evening, circa 1990, while sitting on the floor watching...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

  You may have heard the commonplace expression “possession is nine tenths of the law” – a phrase that refers to how ownership of something...

The Advisor

Sometimes a little advice can be a good thing. Other times, it’s a real headache. I’ve been thinking about the topic recently as my four-year...

Effortlessly expert

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

Footnotes: thoughts from the margin of a mom’s life

My parents recently came down with serious colds. I found myself at the grocery store late in the evening buying them a round of...

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