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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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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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Two Years Ago

Dear Munchkin, For the last few months, I’ve been thinking back to what our lives were like two years ago. You were 22 months old, the same age Peanut is now. I was pregnant with him, about 7 months along. … Continue reading

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The Christian Parenting Handbook: an author’s defense of including the chapter on spanking

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday, I shared my concerns about including a chapter on spanking in The Christian Parenting Handbook. I mentioned that one of the authors took the time to respond when I wrote to them. Here is what … 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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Superbirthdaybowl

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, While Daddy and I were still long-distance dating, I came to visit him the weekend of Superbowl XXXIX. He told me we would be going to a Superbowl party at the home of some of his … Continue reading

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