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Crib notes: ‘La La’ versus ‘Moonlight’

When the two presenters awarded the final, and biggest, award of the night, I saw the awkward moment unfold live from our family room. “And the winner is,” Warren Beatty said just before a long, lingering pause. Then he handed the envelope to his co-presenter and “Bonnie & Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway. “La La Land,” […]

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Crib notes: A house divided

The Greatest Generation didn’t talk about emotional intelligence or have as many laws and procedures in place to protect our various rights and privacies. In 2017 people definitely seem to be more in tune with others and with themselves. So why is the country so divided? Some would say there’s nothing new with the recent […]

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Crib notes: What kids want most out of sports

My teenage son and his friends have rallied to play indoor soccer together during this rainy season. It’s low key and all about fun, which I credit to their coach, Ginger Swagerty. Before their first game, a group of them wanted to get pumped up for it. They walked to the store to buy energy […]

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Crib notes: The sweet spots of growing pains

When my youngest child was 9-months-old she arched her back and turned away, refusing to nurse even one more time from that moment on. She went from nursing three to four times a day to nothing, just like that. I had this inexplicable and ridiculous sounding feeling that she didn’t need me anymore and I […]

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Crib Notes: Take me out to the ball game

By the time this column publishes, we will know who our new president is. Regardless of the outcome, divisions in the country run deep. There were moments during the election season I felt so disheartened I didn’t even want to turn on the television or read past the newspaper headlines. As my children caught snippets […]

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Crib notes: Hanging with peers is more than fun

Despite grueling workouts, our oldest son is loving his experience on his first high school sport team. I wasn’t sure what his attitude or staying power would be once his team began practicing three hours a day, five days a week at first, pushing their bodies into shape whether they were ready or not. Surprisingly […]

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Crib Notes: The best time to zip your lip

The world is getting so small and so loud that there’s only room for a few soundbites to cycle into the top headlines, reaching across the globe as quickly as gossip spreads across a school blacktop at lunchtime. For good and bad, communication with others is only a thought away. Gone are awkward phone booths, […]

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