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I only have one sibling and he's 4.5 years younger than me. To give you some context, here we are, THEN vs NOW:      We grew up co-sleeping, mostly because we didn't have enough bedrooms and beds in the house, and because it is pretty normal in our culture for kids to sleep in the same bed and/or for parents to sleep in the same bed or room with the kids.  That said, there's something that happened when I was about 5 years old (probably one of my first memories as a...
This is quite a coincidence, as today on my way to work I listened to this Moth podcast where a mother talks about how she monitors her 16 year old daughter's internet use:    http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-moth-podcast   Her story is the first 15 minutes or so of the podcast. I'd love to hear if any of you do something similar or what you think about this mom's story. [Warning: may not want to listen to this in front of your children.] 
 Well, what makes native English speaking ancestors more American than others? Just because they were among the first to come here? Technically, everyone in this country is an immigrant, with the exception of the native populations. 
I never drink any Coke or Pepsi or any sugary soda drinks, so I am not at all attached to the brand. However, from a purely advertising concept point of view, I loved the idea of this ad. Coca Cola is using its power and reach to emphasize the diversity in this country and I believe that big brands can send strong messages through their ads. Sadly, this is also an opportunity to shed light on how racist and xenophobic so many people still are. The more ads like this one...
 The Black Stallion is one of my favorites! Such a good movie.  I'm thinking any coming-of-age movie would be good, right? Depending on what age we are talking about when we say "older kids" I am thinking movies that cover topics such as bullying, first romantic encounters, shyness, self-discovery, introversion, lack of confidence, etc.  Some of my personal favorites (teen movies):  Stand by meDead poets societyBreakfast Club Also, a great list...
I like that a lot. 
 You can read the official California Governor announcement here:  http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18368  If you live in California, how do you save water? What water conservation tips do you have for other families on Mothering?
As good as this lady?     http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7dV5/target-the-everday-collection-diaper-change-song-by-spektrum 
You are both very welcome! 
Or what about these reusable fabric gift wrapping kits? (They are more expensive, I know... but oh, how pretty...)    http://www.etsy.com/shop/happywrap?page=1  
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