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GLBT-Themed Films Storm Golden Globes

Last night at the Golden Globe awards, Brokeback Mountain won four prizes, including best drama. Star Heath Ledger didn’t win best actor, however, despite a nomination; that honor went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for his portrayal of gay writer Truman Capote. In the best dramatic actress category, Felicity Huffman won for her role as a […]

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Good Kids’ Books

I’ve been having an e-mail conversation with Mel, another blogger, about various children’s books. She has a great blog, “Life’s a Butter Dream,” on children’s “literary world,” with useful book and music recommendations, and information about children’s literacy and development. I thought I’d offer a couple of book recommendations of my own, based on books […]

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10 Winter Activities for Toddlers

It’s about this time of year when I start hoping for spring. The excitement of the holidays (and new toys) has worn off, we haven’t gotten any really good snow in a few weeks, and we’re all getting a bit of cabin fever. I decided, therefore, to see if I could put together a list […]

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Hello to the L Word

Being a mother means you can never escape. We had some friends over last night to watch the season premiere of the L Word. I was looking forward to (after our son went to bed) an evening of adult conversation, adult beverages, and watching hot women, a nice break from my toddler-focused day. To my […]

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Ice Cream Shop: Cheap and Easy Toddler Activity

Here’s a quick and fun activity for a rainy or snowy day: Find several small plastic or foam balls among your child’s toys. Anything larger than a ping-pong ball and equal to or smaller than a tennis ball will do. (Tennis balls themselves are fine.) Take a brown paper bag or brown construction paper, and […]

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