Category Archives: fatherhood

Daddy is not the babysitter

I am headed out of town to attend a conference for four days. I will miss my girls and my husband. My four-year old is in a clingy phase–recently I left for an early meeting before she awoke and she … Continue reading

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Dear Proctor and Gamble, Where are all the dads?

17 days until the Winter Olympics begin. Several weeks ago, I saw murmurs about this Proctor and Gamble Sochi ’14 ad. I ignored them.  As we get closer to the lighting of the torch, however, this ad will start making … Continue reading

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A pragmatic love letter to my husband on our 7th anniversary

Lucky number 7 years of marriage at our house today.  I don’t feel it’s necessary to wait until some big anniversary to tell my partner how much I appreciate him. So here goes: David, Every year that passes, I feel … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mama, PhD

My husband bought me Mama, PhD as a graduation gift. He thought I would appreciate the stories about “motherhood and academic life.”  In under a week, I tore through the anthology.  Divided into four sections, the editors captured women’s stories … Continue reading

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evidence-based rant about parenting and fatherhood

One fun aspect of having daughters: the cute clothes they get to wear.  My favorite outfits for the girls have always been Carter’s brand because the prints are completely precious and besides the cute-factor, they are really durable.  Carter’s hardly … Continue reading

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