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The unsanitary mother

I took Teddy downtown last week for a work party at a bar. He did pretty well, despite the fact that it was near his bedtime and the place was loud and crowded with unfamiliar people. His little pacifier helped him cope, but as usual, he spit it out at one point and it rolled […]

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Breastfeeding! For real!

What a breath of fresh air from Colorlines! After so much aggressive media stupidity concerning breastfeeding lately (sure … let’s just go with “lately”), finally something that’s actually about breastfeeding! For real! When bona fide experts discuss this “hot topic” the tone is decidedly down-to-earth and relatable, with images that are a far cry from the media’s salacious chimera of […]

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My big-ass stroller

Those who like to complain about children in public also love to loathe strollers. Liz encountered one of these people on the train a few weeks back, a lady who was not embarrassed to tell her just why her stroller was such a terrible imposition on her and everyone else on the CTA.  But it’s […]

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Don’t I know you from somewhere?

Let me start off by saying that I totally get it. Before my daughter was born, I admit that I thought people with their gigantic strollers on the train/bus were clueless and entitled. I mean, they’re the ones who chose to have the kids right? So why is my shin sporting a bruise for the cause?! Don’t these people understand […]