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Sneakiness Is Not Genetic . . . Right?

I was swimming with my nine-year-old nephew, Rider, on a hot summer afternoon. We were doing cartwheels and somersaults off the diving board until I remembered that I am not nine anymore and pulled a muscle I didn’t know existed. … Continue reading

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Best Babysitter Ever

  

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In the Case of Loud Music v. Sleep Deprived Mother, the Crazy Lady Wins

Last night our delightful upstairs neighbor decided to work on his DJ skills. He turned up the bass, and for three hours we listened to our rattling windows and pounding ceiling as he dropped his sick beats: Bom shcht, bom … Continue reading

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Baby Yoga: How is this a thing?

Los Angeles is a special place. In this town we sunbathe in January and wear Ugg boots in summer. If you are really trendy you eat food made in the back of a truck that you located from a Twitter … Continue reading

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PTSD and other Side Effects of Parenting

Priscilla had an appointment so I offered to look after 6-week-old Valentina alone for the first time. She slept for the first hour and I took cocky photos and posted obnoxious comments about how this babysitting thing was a breeze. … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Excursion: Please Don’t Die

A few weeks after Valentina’s birth, Priscilla grew tired of cabin fever. She had been on bed rest before the delivery and now she was confined to the apartment with a premature infant that had to be woken every two … Continue reading

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Delivery Rooms: Not For the Faint at Heart

My whole life my mother assured me that childbirth was nothing like it is in the movies. Women didn’t really scream bloody murder as they are giving birth. That was all Hollywood drama. I was raised believing that it was … Continue reading

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