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Miss Petra on Father Christmas

Petra came home this afternoon and told me that she had been discussing Christmas with Travis. “I think it’s all made up,” she told me. She’s thinking that the flying sleigh and the red-nosed reindeer and the fat man with … Continue reading

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Friday Words of Wisdom

I received an email this morning with this great subject line: Don’t Believe Everything You Think It was from Aha Parenting, the website and newsletter of Laura Markham. She’s a parenting educator who has written a wonderful book called Peaceful … Continue reading

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That was the day that was…

I have had a day. One of those days that starts innocently enough but goes pear-shaped as it progresses. I drove over to Petra’s school early because I’d been out and about and figured I’d just sit and read my … Continue reading

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On Being in Relationship

This morning, Petra wandered over to me and said, “Do you love me?” (We’ve been listening to old music recently, including the song Do You Love Me (Now that I Can Dance)? so she’s been asking that a lot.) I … Continue reading

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Lazy Days of Summer

Travis has been back at work for a week, and Petra and I have spent our days just loitering around the house and in the garden. Right now, it’s lovely outside but Miss Petra is curled up in the beanbag … Continue reading

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Who’s the Cleverest of Them All?

At dinner the other night, Petra and Travis had a funny conversation about knowledge. She asked him a question that he couldn’t answer. Travis: I don’t know. Petra: Why not? Travis: Because I don’t know everything. Petra: Why not? Mama … Continue reading

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Sleepy Time

Petra has been a dedicated co-sleeper ever since she was a tiny baby. I chose to co-sleep initially because I figured that if I didn’t, I would never sleep again. We set her up in her own little wrap of … Continue reading

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