Category Archives: Columns

Rights and Wrongs

Contemplating local issues gone national Here at The Brookline Parent we try not to get too political. Most of the columns we write tend to be about our personal experiences, and we only occasionally mention politics when it has some … Continue reading

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An Ill Wind

Health Issues Affect the Whole Family As I write this column, I am lying in my bed with my feet up. Such an indulgence on a work day, I hear you cry. But, really, it’s not. You see, I’ve contracted … Continue reading

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Adventures in Nosebleeding

Dealing with minor medical emergencies   Nomi and I have generally been very lucky when it comes to the health of Muffin and Squeaker. We know of some parents who have had their kids operated on for recurring ear infections, … Continue reading

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Hail the Bridegroom, Hail the Bride

A Flower Girl Balancing Act Over the winter, one of Muffin and Squeaker’s favorite adults asked them to participate in her wedding. The girls were unsure what this was going to entail, but once they were told that they were … Continue reading

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Missing the Firsts

The moving finger and all that At this very moment, if you’re reading this column just after it was published, Muffin and Squeaker are at their first ever visit to a circus. They’re seeing the Big Apple Circus on City … Continue reading

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Scary Movies

Watching the Watchers I hate Disney movies. Wait, no. That’s not fair. I don’t hate Disney movies. I just have a problem with them being considered the pinnacle of children’s film fare. Because think about it: Disney movies have certain … Continue reading

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The Return of, Well, Us

What we hope will be a welcome return We’re back! Well, to be fair, we never really left. I mean, I’m still here, Nomi is still here, and our twin daughters Muffin and Squeaker are also still here (if a … Continue reading

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The Mommy Blogging Question

Privacy in the Age of the Internet Originally published January 18, 2013 When Nomi and I were first approached by Brookline Patch to write a parenting column, it seemed to us an obvious fit. We were new parents, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Dear Muffin and Squeaker

There Are No Words Originally published December 20, 2012 A week ago today, twenty children, all just a little older than the two of you, were murdered in their school classrooms. Mass shootings like these often feel remote to us, … Continue reading

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Roots in the Future

Preserving the Planet for Posterity Originally published December 7, 2012 In one of his short stories, writer Spider Robinson, known for his Callahan’s Bar science-fiction stories, has a character make an observation about our connection to our family. “Everybody’s got roots … Continue reading

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