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RAISING ELLE
A Bedtime Story to Keep Your Child in Bed
by Martinique Davis
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
No more creeping out of bed at night thanks to the Great Wolf.
RAISING ELLE
Bedtime, or the Fine Art of Tormenting Your Parents
by Martinique Davis
Mar 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
“Bedtime,” when you’ve got small children, can feel like the final miles of the marathon you clearly didn’t train enough for.
RAISING ELLE
The Joy That Follows a Natural Childbirth
by Martinique Davis
Mar 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a small window of time, right after a mother gives birth to a newborn, when she just might know the secrets of the universe.
RAISING ELLE
Living in the Moment, Heartbeat by Heartbeat
by Martinique Davis
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While we’re occasionally hurt by the intensity of life here, we’re also lifted up by it.
RAISING ELLE
Ski Bum Parents and a Not-So-Dedicated Young Skier
by Martinique Davis
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes it takes hot chocolate and marshmallows to get your kid down the ski slope.
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Raising Elle, With an iPad
by Martinique Davis
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
So my new iPad can keep my kids entertained, but at what cost?
RAISING ELLE
Memories of Grits, and Sobriety
by Martinique Davis
Jan 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A slip from sobriety...
RAISING ELLE
A Nose Job
by Martinique Davis
Jan 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A nasty spill leaves this mother worrying her 2-year-old might someday decide she wants…a nose job?
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A Liar, Perhaps, But She Does a Poor Job of It
by Martinique Davis
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When a three-and-a-half-year old begins to lie, it’s also a sign of development. Besides, she’s not very good at it.
RAISING ELLE
Snakes for Christmas, and ‘Stuff That Grows in the Bathtub’
by Martinique Davis
Jan 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A friend does the impossible – celebrates Christmas without gifts?
RAISING ELLE
‘Love You!’ Elle Says to the Checkout Person
by Martinique Davis
Dec 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes ‘I love you’ is all a child needs to hear.
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Squinkies or Lalaloopsy, Anyone? A Christmas Conundrum
by Martinique Davis
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Do I buy my 4-year-old what she wants for Christmas, even if it’s useless crap?
RAISING ELLE
Of Pat-a-Cakes and Cornsilk
by Martinique Davis
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If only one could keep babies from growing up too fast.
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A Diagnosis of Asthma Brings Reluctant Gratitude
by Martinique Davis
Nov 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The fact that children must eventually go out in the world can be a jagged pill for a mother to swallow.
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Our Culture Needs a Ritual to Honor Pregnancy Loss
by Martinique Davis
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s get talk about miscarriage out in the open.
RAISING ELLE
No Power Hour Means You Get Your Parents’ Undivided Attention
by Martinique Davis
Oct 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine a life where there is no power for one regularly designated hour.
RAISING ELLE
Nurturing the Thirst That Children Are Born With
by Martinique Davis
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Martinique Davis has a conversation with Selena Sermeno, PhD, about being in relationship with your children and nurturing their thirst for life.
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My Daughter the Princess-Doctor
by Martinique Davis
Sep 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
“When I grow up, I want to be a princess-doctor,” Elle tells me.
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Why Is a Daughter’s Dream a Mother’s Nightmare?
by Martinique Davis
Sep 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps I am reading too much into the spoken ambitions of a three-year-old girl.
RAISING ELLE
Childhood Stories More Enthralling Than Any Book
by Martinique Davis
Sep 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Storytelling is an important (and riveting) way to link a child to their history.