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RAISING ELLE | Parenting Brings Memories Good and Bad to the Fore
by Martinique Davis
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Martinique Davis wonders, of a troubling time in childhood, “if it’s fair for me to continue to keep these snapshots of my existence hidden from my children?”
RAISING ELLE | A Compelling Argument for Bilingual Education
by Martinique Davis
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
I have a beautiful daughter with a French name and birth certificate and a much more acute appreciation for the need for learning a second language than I had before.
RAISING ELLE | ‘Love Truth, but Pardon Error’
by Martinique Davis
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
‘I peered again at the slushy concoction Elle and her best friend had just created in our backyard, while they had been left unattended for (obviously) too long.
RAISING ELLE | Waiting for the School Bus
by Martinique Davis
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
The long minutes, and too-short years, we have with our children.
RAISING ELLE | Everything Is Waiting for Me, Patiently
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
I can continue stacking up blocks of my divided time, but I must find balance. Working is necessary and it’s fulfilling, but it isn’t everything.
RAISING ELLE | The Tiny Garden Challenge
May 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Contemplating hope for a better future - and planning this summer’s garden.
RAISING ELLE | What Does a Family Look Like?
by Martinique Davis
Apr 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A new study supports what my daughter already knows: Marriage is good for families.
RAISING ELLE | Sometimes, Mommy Isn’t Perfect
by Martinique Davis
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Breaking eggs....
RAISING ELLE | A 5-Year-Old’s First Big Away-From-Home Playdate
by Martinique Davis
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Is this going to be cool, or not? I wonder, attempting to transplant my 33-year-old brain into the psyche of a 5-year-old girl. Martinique Davis ponders the shifting sands of coolness, for young gi...
RAISING ELLE | Here’s Hoping That ‘Love Is All You Need’
by Martinique Davis
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
“Mom, I really feel like I want to sleep in your bed.” To the parents who lost children at Sandy Hook, and to other violence worldwide, with love, from us.
RAISING ELLE | Fairy Tales Draw the Line Between Good and Evil
by Martinique Davis
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Raising Elle, raising fairy tales.
RAISING ELLE | Thanksgiving Marred but not Tanked
by Martinique Davis
Dec 09, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite all of my father’s seemingly careful forethought in compiling the elements for this Thanksgiving’s dinner, things were still noticeably amiss.
RAISING ELLE | The Storm Before the Calm
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Does the presence of parents make sibling rivalry turn vicious?
RAISING ELLE | Universal Health Care Is a Basic Human Right
by Martinique Davis
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The final price tag for saving our daughter’s life, around $120,000, is well more than we make in a year. Martinique Davis on why universal health care is a basic human right.
RAISING ELLE | The Illusion of Control
by Martinique Davis
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 712 712 recommendations | email to a friend
Turn your back for a second, and toddlers will inevitably find something that could kill them.
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Instant Gratification Nation
by Martinique Davis
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“We want cupcakes!” my children chirp as they bound into the kitchen, breathless with anticipation. Welcome to instant-gratification nation.
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A 16-Year-Old’s Wise Words, After the Aurora Shootings
by Martinique Davis
Aug 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
My 16-year-old cousin was in the theatre in Aurora the night our country’s most recent nightmare came to life, and witnessed firsthand the senseless hate and violence unleashed on the innocent and ...
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Celebrating Summer, With Daughters, in Telluride
by Martinique Davis
Jul 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“Mom, it must be a celebration!” Elle said, wide-eyed, pulling my arm like an excited puppy.
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Road Trip With Toddler? Bring Diapers.
by Martinique Davis
May 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When a newly potty-trained 2-year-old tells you she has to go, and she’s strapped into a car seat, flying at 65-miles-per hour down a deserted desert highway, it’s something of an emergency.
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Why Kids Blow Out Lit Candles and Other Parenting Mysteries
by Martinique Davis
Apr 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
There are certain things a child will do no matter what, when, where, why or how hard you try to get them to do otherwise.