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Short and well rehearsed

By kate on February 13th, 2008

I got a subscription to Wondertime magazine for my birthday this year, and have been surprised at how much I enjoy the articles. (It’s a Disney property and the ads are another story; I’ve started a collection of egregiously sexist ones for the shock and humor value.) A recent article really struck a chord with […]

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Confessions of a Slacker Mom

By kate on May 23rd, 2007

No… not me. I just finished a book with that title, and it’s really sticking in my mind. Her parenting philosophy rings really true to me, and I’d like to approach things the same way. Here are some tenets: Let children experience the natural consequences of their actions. This can mean standing aside and letting […]

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Why Newspapers are Still Relevant

By kate on November 1st, 2005

I began this entry as a response to Christian’s blog post, “Newspapers Die By Their Own Ignorance.” When I realized how long it was getting, I decided to put it here instead…   I beg to differ (with Christian’s point). As a daily newspaper reader for most of my life (still am today), I dispute […]

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August Wilson

By kate on October 6th, 2005

As most Seattleites are aware, playwright August Wilson died this week. I’ve always wanted to read his series of “decade plays”, and I thought now would be a good time, to honor his passing. The Seattle Rep is putting on the last one, “Radio Golf” (1990s) from Jan 19-Feb 18. It would be cool to […]

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Week by week

By kate on July 17th, 2005

When we first started trying to get pregnant, I went to Third Place Books to buy a pregnancy book. They had a pretty scant selection, but I wanted a book, so I chose the best of the lot: an old edition of Your Pregnancy Week-By-Week. The cover was so repellent (and the “trying” so secret) […]

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What to Expect

By kate on July 6th, 2005

Steve and I looked through all the pregnancy books at Big & Chain bookstore this weekend, looking for one that might somewhat share our attitude. (We are trying to eschew all the fear-based advice and long lists of things to avoid.) One book that I dismissed out-of-hand was What to Expect When You’re Expecting, based […]

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