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Bebe update: four years

New to the Bebe show? Here’s what you missed.  Four years ago I became a mom for the second time – to a quiet, sleepy, cuddly bebe. Nicknamed by her older brother before she was born, Bebe is also who made me mother to a daughter. I often feel that while I teach my firstborn […]

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Is it possible to raise modern kids with a less gendered tone? And other thoughts on my tzitzit-wearing daughter

Here’s how my kids tell it: This morning, Koala offered Bebe a pair of tzitzit to wear today. Note that this on the heels of last week’s Bebe deciding to wear a kippa to gan (and actually doing it the whole day – I was more impressed hair-wise!). So Bebe accepted his offer. I walked […]

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Bebe update: three and a half years

And like that, you were three. Bigger, a little bolder, a lot brighter. This hasn’t been the easiest half a year for you Bebe; gaining a little sibling is wonderful as you know, but also kind of challenging, as you know… right? Your love and warmth and all-encompassing care for your baby sister has been […]

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Bebe update: Two years

Bebe, A couple nights ago you couldn’t sleep. You came to bed with me, and we spooned for a bit. After years and years of considering I may just be more of a fork, I realized a truth: You, me, right now, in this moment, are the perfect spoon. Two years ago, as the sun […]

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Bebe update: Twenty three months

Hi B. We discovered tea parties this month. You’re a natural… Not sure how you already knew to pour so well. You must get that from your father. It’s all in good fun, even when you’re smothering your guests with your ferocious love. Or tenderly picking flowers and crushing them in your tiny hand. You’ve started […]

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Bebe update: Eight months.

I consider this your ‘coming out’ month. Your debutante ball. In the last few weeks, you have sprouted your first two teeth (the bases of them anyway). Just as we were starting to wonder if you’d be a gummy girl forever. You started standing up, holding onto the table, couch, walker, your brother for support. […]

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Time flies when you’re pulling yourself across tiles.

One day, you’re nursing your brand-newborn in your bed at home. The next, (or 5.5 months later) you turn around for under a minute only to turn back and realize your baby is not where you left her, but rather pulling herself at a steady pace across the floor, reaching into the bottom shelf, pulling […]