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Archive: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Disciplining Someone Else's Kid

Scene No. 1: The end of a celebration dinner with good friends. Two best friend 4-year-olds, mine and our friends' son, run around the restaurant. I round them up and make them sit against the wall, refusing to let them get up. I talk with them about how the other...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Overrated, Overread

Mr. Methodical (the six-year-old) is on a book kick these days. (Gotta say that I LOVE that he now likes books). And that means reading the Magic Treehouse books in order -- all of them. Near crisis even ensued over the weekend when the library didn't have book 20. Thankfully,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 21, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (78)

Maternity Leave

Six weeks. That's the maternity leave the Army gives new mothers. By the time babies are four months old, their Army moms can be sent to a war zone. Army Spec. Amy Shaw comforts herself while away from her baby in this way: "I'd rather be here now than maybe...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 20, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (81)

Point, Shoot, Then What?

Neighbors with new babies recently shared photos of the little ones via Flickr. That got me thinking -- again -- about my online photo service allegiance. Over the past six years, I've had good and bad experiences with photo sharing sites. First there was Kodak EasyShare Gallery. The site was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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