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What do you say to a parent who has lost a child?


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Last week, on our way home from a quiet weekend out of town with our kids, my husband broke the bad news. The child of a good friend had passed away.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Remember when we didn’t have these many toy choices?


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Every now and then, the newspaper delivery comes with a toy catalog. I get rid of it before my kids get the chance to start pointing, asking and begging for the toys.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

Practical tips to protect your child from kidnappers


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Last month, there was a lot of talk about kidnappings, partly due to what people thought was an abduction on Edsa. Some parents perceive a resurgence in kidnapping.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

What causes sudden infant death–and can a parent prevent it?


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Do you remember that biblical story of the two mothers and King Solomon? It’s about two women who went to sleep with their respective newborns. In the morning, one baby is found lifeless and the two mothers proceed to claim the one who is alive as their own.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Should I focus on my newborn, or older kids?


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In just a few days, my newborn, Santiago, will be a month old. As I look back on the last four weeks and how it has turned my life wonderfully upside down again, I’m amazed at so many things I am realizing, learning or rediscovering all over again.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

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