September 5, 2006
Let’s discuss Markos’ comment on dailykos about the death of Steve Irwin. I’ll never understand parents who put themselves in such positions of danger knowing that a misstep can leave their children without a parent. I am not a parent, yet I can very much identify with his comment.  I lost my father over twenty-three […] Continue reading

September 4, 2006
This is so sad: Steve Irwin, who turned his childhood passion for reptiles into the popular Crocodile Hunter show on the Discovery Channel, died when his heart was pierced by a stingray. He was 44. The Houston Chronicle ran a decent obituary on him, including the details surrounding his death. Apparently, it was a freak […] Continue reading

September 3, 2006
What are you all up to this weekend? We had out-of-town guests who are considering relocating to the Bay Area. So we attended some open houses and hit the more attractive sites of Berkeley like Tilden Park. We have stayed up late watching our backlog of Daily Shows and Colbert Reports and Netflix rentals: Omigod […] Continue reading

September 3, 2006
Obstetricians, nurses and midwives across the country told all in a recent piece in Parents magazine called “Weird, Wacky Birth Stories You Won’t Believe!” Here were a couple of my favorites: A dad called in to inform us that his wife’s water had broken. We told him to hurry to the hospital. He arrived quickly, […] Continue reading

September 2, 2006
Yesterday was Jude’s second “transition” day of preschool. My husband pedaled him to school, where the class was preparing to leave on their semi-monthly trip to the bookstore downtown. Teachers, kids and DH lined up and boarded a crowded city bus. The impatient driver didn’t wait for the kids to be seated before gunning down […] Continue reading

September 1, 2006
This story about Johnny Goshe really freaked me out: DES MOINES, Iowa — The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she’s bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged. The old photos appear to show 12-year-old Johnny Gosch with his […] Continue reading

September 1, 2006
Tanking car company Ford is rolling out some odd new ads as part of its “Bold Moves” campaign. Here’s the spot, as described in Slate: A family drives through some gorgeous hills and along a pretty coastline, making picturesque stops at a roadside farm stand and a beach. “The Ford Freestyle crossover,” says the voiceover. […] Continue reading

August 31, 2006
Editor’s confession: I want to hang out in Starbuck’s corporate Lactation Room. Thanks for highlighting this issue, Hillary! -Amy Revisiting the issue of breastfeeding, The New York Times documents the reality of the two class system that exists in the workplace When a new mother returns to Starbucks’ corporate headquarters in Seattle after maternity leave, […] Continue reading

August 31, 2006
What’s the old saying…never talk about money, religion or politics? Whatever. This is MotherTalkers, where we can have intelligent, nuanced discussions about anything and everything! Today’s taboo topic: dinero, baby. I found this article, about women and their relationship to money, quite fascinating. According to a recent survey, the vast majority of women feel financially […] Continue reading

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