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Book Giveaway/Review: Your Money, The Missing Manual

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Welcome to my long-awaited (at least by me) review of Your Money: The Missing Manual . It’s taken me weeks to review this book because it is so damn good. Obviously, I’m a fan of J.D. Roth’s approach to managing money. I was a loyal reader of his blog, Get Rich Slowly, for years before [...]

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Best of Web: Moms Who Blog Edition

March 21, 2010

It’s been a fascinating week to be a mommyblogger. Usually, I’m not very interested in talking or writing about blogging. It’s just the current medium for a lot of my writing; what I have to say generally seems more interesting to me than how I say it. Not this week. First, the New York Times [...]

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A Blog of One’s Own

March 16, 2010

My corner of the blogosphere has been in an uproar over the New York Times article scathingly titled, “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.” I snapped off a retort on Strollerderby yesterday, but now that I’ve had a chance to think (and read) more about it, I have something more personal [...]

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My Week in Writing: the links

February 27, 2010

I’m home, and back in the saddle with work. Once again, the most exciting thing in my week was the posts and conversations right here on ChildWild. I love the discussions going on in the comments these days. Keep it up, please! Here’s what I’ve been up to elsewhere. The juiciest and most controversial thing [...]

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US Airways: the Final Chapter

February 24, 2010

So we flew home yesterday, and our flights were entirely unremarkable. The gate staff and flight attendants were polite and helpful. Despite numerous phone calls and e-mails, no one was able to sort out our seating issues before we arrived at the airport, but once we were there we had no problem getting excellent seats [...]

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Best of this Week’s Web

January 31, 2010

Consider this your pre-vetted Sunday newspaper, a collection of the stories and articles  I most loved this week elsewhere in the wide web. 8 Reasons Why Personal Changes Matter: Beth at Fake Plastic Fish explains why making small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference. If you read nothing else this week, read [...]

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(Slightly More Than) Weekly Link Round-up

January 30, 2010

OK, so I’ve been more than a little out of it on the professional aspects of blogging lately. Sure, I’ve been writing. I might even have done some good writing. But I haven’t been quite up to snuff on the less-fascinating stuff like invoicing or sending out queries or rounding up my links at the [...]

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BlogHer/Sprint Giveaway: $200 Gift Card to Help You Connect

January 13, 2010

I’m hosting a giveaway for BlogHer and Sprint on the theme of “Staying Connected in 2010″. I’ve posted my personal Top 10 List for staying connected with my family over at my shiny new review blog, with what I humbly suggest are some good ideas for staying close to your loved ones. To enter the [...]

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Blog Business: guest posts, contact info and some ad changes

December 7, 2009

As of this month, this blog pays for itself. It doesn’t pay me, but I’m no longer digging into the household budget to cover the costs of running it. Thank you, gentle readers, for coming back here over and over to hear about my wild children and other adventures. Readers this week drew my attention [...]

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Strollerderby, Hospital rejects birth plans

November 11, 2009

I’ve just joined the staff at Strollerderby, the “mother of all parenting blogs”. One of my first articles, “Hospital Rejects Birth Plans”, has started a little comments riot over there. To whit: A hospital in Provo, UT, has posted a sign telling women that if they want a birth plan, a doula or a Bradley [...]

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