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Archive for Tag: children

Friends, Romans, Countrymen—Lend Me Your First Grader!

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 by   11 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Today’s Naked Truth is another smorgasbord. This is becoming a habit! I’d like to make a request, a wee favor, if you will. Read on, Buttercup, and decide if you can help me. Darakwon, an educational publisher for which I’ve written in the past, has contracted me to write a children’s book about careers. It [Read more…]

Observations From the Tub: Kid Talk!

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 by   18 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Today’s Observations From the Tub Kid Talk! We all know that kids really do pop off with some cute and funny stuff, like this story my youngest daughter wrote for me one Mother’s Day many moons ago. Here’s the first page of it. It is one of my prized possessions. On a subsequent page she writes that [Read more…]

The Illustrated Woman: Promises in Ink

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by   30 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  Don’t make promises you can’t or won’t keep. In spite of everything, I still believe in the sanctity of that statement. When my kids were but wee kidlets, they learned that saying “I promise” is equivalent in the Claro home to engaging in a legal contract. “I promise” is better than “yes,” superior to [Read more…]

WARNING to Kids: Your Parents Do It!

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

WARNING (to my offspring): PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION! The above warning may seem over-the-top, but it is necessary to protect my children from undue mental suffering. They refuse to believe, you see, that they arrived in this world in the usual way. That would mean their father and I did the dirty deed at least [Read more…]

Bedtime Stories: The Family Bed – Are You For or Against?

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Image courtesy of ChrysArt via When my kids were little we had a long bedtime routine. Tubby time came first, then story time, then tuck in, lights out, and night-night songs. Each kid got to choose three songs and I would sing to them—a dubious gift, but they seemed to like it. Some nights [Read more…]

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