A blur of soothers, sippies, commuting and photos

January 1, 2008

For the January 1, 2008 blog exchange, we are to post about the Best of 2007 Awards. Huh? The first half of my 2007 was spent at home, dazed in babydom, still trying to figure out how to read the operator's manual for this six to twelve month old critter, never mind actually move much […]

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Gold

December 1, 2007

My name is Alex Elliot. I am a professional Mom of two cats, a dog, an ant farm, and oh yeah…two boys: a preschooler and a toddler. While I am celebrating the randomness of life here as part of the December Blog Exchange, Jodi may be found on my blog Formula Fed and Flexible Parenting. […]

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Get Your Dukes Up!

November 1, 2007

It's Debate Time. This month's Blog Exchange has an interesting twist. Instead of exchanging posts, this month we are debating each other. My partner is the lovely Allison, who over the past year has become an email friend. But, I refuse to allow our friendship color my debate. So, Allison, it's on. Our topic, character […]

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Black

October 1, 2007

I began my elementary school teaching career in suburban Seattle, but I didn’t have my own classroom until I moved to Kansas City. I should have been suspicious when the principal offered me a job on the spot, but after two years of long-term subbing, I was desperate for my own classroom. I was dying […]

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Dads of the 21st Century

June 5, 2007

So Father’s Day is coming and I have a small bone to pick with Hallmark, American Greetings, and their ilk. A bone and a news-flash: I know you may find this nearly impossible to believe, but my dad does not play golf. Neither does my husband. Nor do they sit on their butts all day […]

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Raising a Future Mother

May 1, 2007

When I had my daughter, I started having all this anxiety about raising her. With my 3-year-old son, it was so much easier. The world has very low expectations for teaching boys. My religion has a few higher standards but they still aren’t nearly as much as what we’re “supposed” to teach our daughters. I […]

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Pass the Wipes Please

April 1, 2007

Today is the Blog Exchange. Please read Amanda's hysterical post and then click on the link to find me! Each day my quirks are getting quirkier. Ever since we became parents I have wanted, like most new parents, to provide a safe and clean environment. This isn't to say that I always have the laundry […]

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Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)

March 2, 2007

Sometimes I marvel at what I danced to. After college I taught an ED/BD class in an urban school district (ED/BD stood for emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered). Two of my housemates were gay and I would go dancing with them on weekends. The gay clubs were so far away from the poverty, mental illness and despair […]

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Changes

January 1, 2007

I've changed my clothes three times today. This is not something I was warned about in prenatal class. Yes, changing clothes due to the inevitable spit ups, ill-fitting diaper or simply being unable to recall if today's underwear came from the drawer or the floor seems reasonable in a post baby world. But dressing for […]

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