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RAISING ELLE
Once a C-Section, Not Always Another C-Section
by Martinique Davis
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Navigating through a second pregnancy after having a C-section, in hopes of having a vaginal birth.
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Finding the Balance Between ‘Certified Organic’ and ‘Carbon Footprint’
by Martinique Davis
Mar 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
With the now-ubiquitous ‘certified organic’ label increasingly meaningless, Elle’s mom struggles to find a balance between ‘Certified Organic’ and ‘Carbon Footprint’
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Too Much Stuff
by Martinique Davis
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The time-suck of expectant parent gizmos…
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The Things We Carry
by Martinique Davis
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If only we could choose which of our parents’ traits to inherit.
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Judy Shepard Asks: ‘Why is “Gay” an Insult in the First Place?’
by Martinique Davis
Mar 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Judy Shepard comes to Gay Ski Week with one message: Erase Hate.
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Trying to Endure a Pregnant Ski Season
by Martinique Davis
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
‘I can’t help but feel envious of all of my blissfully soccer ball-free cohorts, whisking around on Dynamo without a care in the world.’
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The Luxury of Hearing: ‘Your Child Is Going to Be Fine’
by Martinique Davis
Feb 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A 2-year-old’s stay at Montrose Memorial Hospital is a luxury, her mother reflects, on the heels of interviewing to area physicians who were headed for relief work in Haiti.
You’ve Got to Have Friends
by Martinique Davis
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes cartoons are the only way to go, and sometimes, you’ve got to have friends.
And Baby Makes Four
by Martinique Davis
Jan 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In a second pregnancy, you worry more because now you know what’s at stake.
The Toddler Who Loves Time-Out
by Martinique Davis
Jan 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On being outwitted by a 2-year-old who has positivized the whole concept of “time-out”
Maybe It's Time to Get Some Flash Cards
by Martinique Davis
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
My baby, myself: Davis finds a book about different cultures’ ways of parenting, and decides maybe just being herself is OK.
A Resolution to Recognize Small Bursts of Happiness
by Martinique Davis
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The futility of New Year’s resolutions, and the importance of knowing when you’re in the presence of that too-often fleeting thing – joy.
The Joy of Family Christmas
by Martinique Davis
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to National Lampoon’s Christmas Party , Chez Elle
The Questions That Never Stop Lead Mom to Research Christmas
by Martinique Davis
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A 2-year-old’s unending streams of “why?” lead mom to research current holiday traditions on the internet.
Trading Co-Sleeping for a Big Girl Bed
by Martinique Davis
Dec 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A bit of nighttime space can make for a better parent in the morning. But first you have to let go.
All She Wants for Christmas Is – Nothing.
by Martinique Davis
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
When receiving nothing for your child for Christmas just won’t do.
The Politics of Bedtime
by Martinique Davis
Nov 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Maybe it’s time to throw out the parenting books when it comes to what you – and your child – really want.
The Peanut Butter Cupcake Incident
by Martinique Davis
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A peanut butter cupcake brings out this mom’s lurking parenthood fear.
From Candlelit Dinners to Stealing Saltines and Back Again
by Martinique Davis
Oct 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes parents need to take a break.
Seeds in Time
by Martinique Davis
Oct 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A little girl, an apple tree, a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and the timelessness of gardens.