Archive for February, 2010

Not That I Need Reminding…

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

But I am oh so lucky, fortunate, blessed; nature gave me the biggest gift of my life when I was 44: Women are born with an average of one to two million eggs in their ovaries, which are shed monthly until menopause, with a 20-year old woman typically having 200,000 eggs. That number halves as […]

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Clever and Cute

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This morning I went to retrieve Claire from her crib. She’d awoken moments earlier and I heard her talking quietly. I opened the door, and was greeted with: “Oh, Mommy, please go back to bed! I have to tell my friends about the time Piglet and I forgot to go to the grocery store.” —————————- […]

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A Future We Can Change

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Life is competitive around here. It is everywhere, but I feel it especially here — in the play group, among other parents in general, especially when the topic of education comes up. Last year, four Gunn High School students in Palo Alto committed suicide by stepping in front of trains; already one child committed suicide […]

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