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New Show Recap: “The New Normal,” Episode 1.17*, “Rocky Bye Baby”

This week on The New Normal, we deal with over-enthusiastic present-givers and becoming a foster parent. Though we talk way more about the first than about the second.

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New Show Recap: Parenthood, Season 4, Episode 15, “Because You’re My Sister”

This week’s Parenthood was the finale of the fourth season. How did that happen? When did finales start happening in January? ANYWAY. Season four wrapped up nicely, but without confirmation of a renewal for next season, there isn’t much left to wonder about over the hiatus.

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Movies

Movie Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Last week I attended a screening of Disney’s new movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I knew from the television commercials that it was going to make me have feelings. There’s a kid who appears out of the garden and well, I just kind of knew it was going to deal with infertility and […]

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Life

The Whole Kid Thing

I went to the bridal shower of my best friend from elementary school this weekend. There were a number of other people I grew up with there, and more than a few of them had teenage kids. I am 33 years old.

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Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.18, “My Brother’s Wedding”

Did you grab the tissues when sitting down to Parenthood on NBC last night? I was surprised to learn that this was the show’s season finale, but the previews promised an intense episode. It didn’t disappoint.

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Recap: Parenthood, Episode 3.17, “Remember Me, I’m the One Who Loves You”

This week’s episode of Parenthood was packed with plot progression and sweet scenes. There were laughs, there were tears, it was an episode that reminded me why I watch the show. Jaber brings his parents camping, Amber quits her job after the Bob Little Affair, Adam and Crosby are wooed with an offer to sell […]

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Recap: Parenthood 3.03: “Step Right Up”

This season is in full swing on Parenthood, with each character on the show developing an interesting storyline. When I tuned in, I was wondering about Alex & the criminal charges, Julia & the baby stalking, and Crosby & Adam in business together. SO MUCH is happening! See the rundown after the cut. 

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Ladyguides

Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Welcome back to another roundabout edition of Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading. Time flies fast around here, doesn’t it? We have covered many topics and we are planning to cover a hell of a lot more. This week, I want to highlight some of the best parenting blogs out there that delve into everything from […]

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Jerkproof: How Not to Talk to Infertile Friends

It’s time for a sharing circle, Persephoneers. We talk a lot about motherhood around here, and the choice to not be a mother. Today, we’re going to chat about those of us who aren’t in either the happily parenting or happily childfree demographic.

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Life

The Search for Family Roots or Adoption: Taiwan Style

During the winter, a Tumblr friend and fellow Persephoneer, Ipomoea, posted about researching her family’s roots. Others responded with info about themselves, their genealogies, and family stories, and this led me to reflect on my own family’s history.