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[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);My old friend Aaron (whom I have known since 1st grade) was in town with his wife Neelee  and kids, visiting his in-laws.  They swung by for a brief visit.  They brought some awesome gifts including this colorful rattle that dangles from a snap.  We put it on the car seat while traveling in San Francisco, and Theory was seriously entertained for many hours by it,  In fact, I think this was the toy that made her realize her hands were under her control.  She would …

Blog, Development, Infant »

[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Today, while Tara was teaching a class, Theory and I were home.  I gave her a nice luke-warm bath to cool her off as it was 90+ degrees today.
Then suddenly, she got very upset and started to cry. It was very sudden and rapidly escalated to a very loud scream that I have never heard her make before.  It caught me off-guard and I did not know what to do.  I tried to keep my cool and held her tight next to me, but she only …

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[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);A friend sent the following article to me this morning, of an intoxicated mother who was arrested for breastfeeding.  She was arrested for child abuse and neglect.

Now don’t get me wrong, she was described as “extremely intoxicated” and I am certainly NOT ADVOCATING for such behavior.
It does raise some tricky questions, however.  What are the boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable and criminal behavior and how does this relate to the ill-effects of alcohol on infant development?  Tara has had a glass of wine just after feeding …

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[28 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Last night Tara and I had our first date where Theory stayed home with a babysitter.  Well, to be fair, it was not really a sitter but Tara’s good friend, business partner, and doula, Gina.  Still we were out together without Theory.
Our friend Jason is making a documentary about a magic shop out in Queens.  It is called Misdirection.  The doc traces the impact of magic on the local community, young men who become impassioned about magic and leverage it as a way to deal with …