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Baby Names: For the child or the parents?

My name always has been a source of bother and pride for me. Virginia is a Latin name meaning “maidenly pure.” That’s kind of a lot to dump on any girl who doesn’t want to join a nunnery. Both of my […]

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Baby Names: For the child or the parents?

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My name always has been a source of bother and pride for me. Virginia is a Latin name meaning “maidenly pure.” That’s kind of a lot to dump on any girl who doesn’t want to join a nunnery. Both of my […]

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Cruising with a baby: Good idea?

The time has come to finally take a vacation and you’re more than a little excited.  But instead of a romantic vacation for two, this vacation is one for

Bryan was murdered June 11.

Ode to Bryan

Hey there, Mama, look at me! I’m a firefighter, can’t you see? Saving lives -- as brave as can be. You’re gonna be so proud of me!   Hey there, Mama, look at me! I’m

Advice for new and expecting mothers

Advice for new mothers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we had a surprise baby shower for my husband’s cousin who is expecting a baby in the spring. She was barely showing – just about

Bryan 9 weeks old

Goodbye, sweet Bryan: 11-week-old’s murder changes a mother and family forever

Above, Bryan at 11 weeks. (Writer Hal Foster appears here under a partnership with Tengrinews) One of my daughter Angie’s last memories of 11-week-old Bryan was singing “Pure Imagination” softly to him

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Ban the phrase ‘I’m a bad mother’

I did something really stupid the other day. Something colossally thoughtlessly stupid that could have resulted in a disaster. I was walking down the street pushing my son in

Baby Keepsake Box

Creating a digital time capsule for my son

You know that Google Chrome commercial where a dad sets up an email account for his newborn daughter and sends future Sophie Lee notes, pictures and videos throughout the

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Flame retardants and my child

(Avoid "flame resistant" on pajama labels. All photos by Sara Michael) It turns out that every time I flop down on my couch, I am releasing toxic fumes into the

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Finding myself again after baby

It took me a while after my son was born to find myself again. The me before I was a mom. The Sara who had hobbies and interests and

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Managing iPad screen time with a toddler

I finally broke down and bought an iPad. I figured I could read magazines more easily in bed, take it with me on trips, more easily indulge in my

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