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Not tonight

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We’ve known for quite a while that Munchkin typically craves touch — hugs, kisses, snuggles, full-body tackles — but only on her own terms. Through experience, we learned that asking if she wanted a hug or … Continue reading

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Beginning chores

Dear Munchkin, Last night, I asked you to clear the art supplies and other detritus of the day off of the kitchen table while I finished cooking dinner. You started putting away crayons and paper, but after a couple minutes, … Continue reading

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Say Yes

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Early in our parenting career, Daddy and I decided that we would let you explore and do as much as possible, taking a “what would it hurt?” approach. I’ve been straying from that a lot more … Continue reading

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Pets are family, too: Phoebe

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Phoebe is very sweet and cuddly, and her fur is extremely soft. She hides from strangers and loud or unfamiliar noises (e.g., the ones you frequently make), but she loves being petted and will curl up … Continue reading

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DONE with Diapers!

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We took off Peanut’s last diaper the morning of July 4th: Independence Day. How delightfully apropos. Daddy and I had been changing diapers for 3 years, 11 months and 5 days. Not as long as some … Continue reading

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, A few weeks ago, I received a free e-copy of The Christian Parenting Handbook. I had heard about the organization behind it, The National Center for Biblical Parenting, and signed up for free email tips a … Continue reading

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Slippery Slope

My dearest Peanut and Munchkin, I could have killed you. It started that morning. I took you to an event with lots of vendors for kid products and services. One specific vendor drew me there with an opportunity to have … Continue reading

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