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RAISING ELLE
A Half-Birthday Party, With All Our Hearts
by Martinique Davis
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As we learn to place our problem in its true perspective, we find it loses its power to dominate our thoughts and our lives.
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My Dad May Be Back from the Brink, But What About the Rest of Us?
by Martinique Davis
Aug 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
My father is leaving rehab, and our lives are about to change. Again.
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The Clothes Make the Child
by Martinique Davis
Aug 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When your 3-year-old ignores her cute little dresses, and insists instead on wearing clashing colors and patterns with her favorite spaghetti-stained T-shirt and too-small purple leggings, what’s a...
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Once You Sign Up For the Ride, There’s No Getting Off
by Martinique Davis
Aug 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Caring for small children is a life commitment. Someday they may care for you in return.
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Explaining What Death Is When the Dog Dies
by Martinique Davis
Jul 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Putting down the family dog prompts questions from a 3-year-old.
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The Second Time Around
by Martinique Davis
Jul 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A Paean to the Pint-sized Product of Improved Parenting
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DUI Arrest Brings Not-So-Secret Drinker to Terms
by Martinique Davis
Jul 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
At a family reunion, the family of a longtime alcoholic forces his hand.
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A Storybook Life, Complete With Fantasy Problems
by Martinique Davis
Jul 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Raising kids in Telluride is idyllic, even with our prairie dog ‘problem.’
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When a Three-Year-Old Knows What’s Best, How Do You Cope?
by Martinique Davis
Jul 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s a mother to do with an obstinate 3-year-old?
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Some Day, Your Kids Will Ask You to Play With Them
by Martinique Davis
Jun 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
All work and no play makes for regrets, once the children don't want to play with you any more.
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Clan of the Ski Patrol Commander
by Martinique Davis
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The sudden death of Telluride ski patrol member Nick Kyle brought the clan together to finish his project.
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Living Wholly in the Present Takes Some Practice
by Martinique Davis
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems you wait so long for those things to come, then suddenly you wake up and realize it’s done.
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Babyhood Is Sweet, But Fleeting
by Martinique Davis
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s hard not to cling to childhood milestones with number two.
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Thoughts on Spring, Snow and Graduation
by Martinique Davis
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Childhood is linear, not cyclical like the seasons.
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My Once-a-Week Escape From Obligations
by Martinique Davis
May 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Stolen moments lead to … pink tissue-paper "bud blossoms."
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What Will I Tell My Children About War?
by Martinique Davis
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, one mother ponders how she will talk about war with her young daughters.
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A Call for Committed Cloth Diaperers to Unite
by Martinique Davis
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A born-again cloth diaper user states her case.
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Debunking The Myth of 'The Family Bed'
by Martinique Davis
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
At what point in one’s life is one able to sleep perpendicularly in bed?
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The Healing Power of a Child’s Laughter
by Martinique Davis
Apr 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Laughter calms the nerves, makes you forget, especially coming from a child.
Staying Home With Kids Can Feel Crazy
by Martinique Davis
Apr 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Part-time mom turned full-time mom of two kids, and life feels crazy.