gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-11-21 11:12 am

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In today's The Brookline Parent column, [personal profile] mabfan discusses Muffin's night terrors and the impact it has been having on us all.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-11-07 12:03 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week's The Brookline Parent, I write about how [personal profile] mabfan and I try to find some downtime with the girls in our busy lives.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-10-24 11:07 am

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In the new The Brookline Parent column, [personal profile] mabfan discusses the funny things that Muffin and Squeaker say.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-10-15 02:51 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

New holiday-themed The Brookline Parent column up! Read about how Muffin and Squeaker celebrate Sukkot!
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-09-24 10:39 am

New "The Brookline Parent" Column Up!

In this week’s (slightly early, due to Rosh Hashanah) “The Brookline Parent” column, [personal profile] mabfan discusses the ways in which Muffin and Squeaker remain irrational.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-09-12 12:42 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week's "The Brookline Parent" column, I talk about the changes we've had to make to accommodate our new schedule.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-08-29 02:16 pm

New "The Brookline Parent" Column Up!

In this week's The Brookline Parent column, [personal profile] mabfan writes about the journey that got us here as Muffin and Squeaker get ready to start Kindergarten.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-08-15 12:05 pm
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New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week’s The Brookline Parent, [personal profile] mabfan and I take Muffin and Squeaker to Boston Comic Con, where they have many adventures and meet some interesting people.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-08-01 12:28 pm

New "The Brookline Parent" Column Up!

In the new The Brookline Parent column, [personal profile] mabfan takes on the subject of Muffin and Squeaker's obsession with music from "Frozen."
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-07-18 12:15 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week’s column, the girls have a fifth birthday party with minimal time for preparation. Everyone has a great time and gets balloon sculptures and face paintings.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-07-03 12:41 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week’s The Brookline Parent, [personal profile] mabfan discusses the Supreme Court case that started in Massachusetts and on which the Court ruled 9-0 was unconstitutional. The incident that prompted the law that was the subject of the lawsuit was not just local; it happened here in Brookline, and he was nearby when it happened.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-06-20 12:25 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

So… how’s your week going? Mine’s been…interesting. Want to know how interesting, and how Muffin and Squeaker reacted? Read the new The Brookline Parent column.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-06-06 12:13 pm

New Brookline Parent Column Up!

In this week's The Brookline Parent column, [personal profile] mabfan discusses recent minor medical emergencies experienced by the girls.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-05-23 03:51 pm
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New Brookline Parent Column Up!

Muffin and Squeaker were flower girls for the first time! And so I wrote a column about it. Because they were adorable and I was a ball of stress. Click to read Hail the Bridegroom, Hail the Bride.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-05-09 12:22 pm

New "The Brookline Parent" Column Up!

In this week's column, [personal profile] mabfan discusses the "firsts" in the girls' lives that we've missed.Click here to read "Missing the Firsts."
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2014-04-25 12:25 pm
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New "The Brookline Parent" Column Up!

In this week's column, Muffin and Squeaker go to the movies, Michael and I finally see "Frozen," and I briefly hate Disney movies.
gnomi: (kitty)
2013-02-25 07:28 pm
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And Yet Another Entry for "No, really. We talk like this."

[livejournal.com profile] mabfan: I only have 70 bombs. Is that enough?

[livejournal.com profile] gnomi: That depends. Are you playing Draw Something, or are you going to war?
gnomi: (kitty)
2013-01-31 11:00 am

The Brookline Parent On Hiatus

It’s been two weeks since our last The Brookline Parent column, “The Mommy Blogging Question,” was published, and we’re sad to have to tell our friends and fans that it’ll probably be the last column for a while. Brookline Patch has decided to go in a new direction, one that doesn’t include our bi-weekly parenting column.

We’d like to thank Neal Simpson, Grahame Turner, and Nate Homan, the three Brookline Patch editors with whom we worked, for their stewardship of our work. We’d particularly like to thank Neal, for suggesting the column in the first place all the way back in 2010 and giving us a chance to try our hand at it. Although we’re both writers and editors, writing a parenting column wasn’t something either of us had tried before. We’d like to think that it was a success, and from everything our readers have told us, it was.

We’d also like to remind our readers that our 60 columns, covering two years in the lives of Muffin and Squeaker, are still published on the Brookline Patch site for the world to enjoy. From time to time, if something reminds us of a column we wrote, we’ll be sure to link to it.

We are hoping that this won’t be the final parenting column that we write. At the moment, we’ve been exploring other options for our column, looking for a paying media outlet interested in our ruminations as the parents of twins. (And we’ve been thinking of writing a book.) That said, if you know of any newspaper or website interesting in running a column by us on raising twins, feel free to point them in our direction.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2013-01-18 09:00 am

New Patch Column Up!

We will now indulge in a bit of meta, as in this week's The Brookline Parent column on BrooklinePatch [personal profile] mabfan discusses "mommy blogging" and the pros and cons of writing publicly on the Internet about one's children. Click to read The Mommy Blogging Question.
gnomi: (writer (celli))
2013-01-04 09:10 am

New Patch Column Up!

In this week's The Brookline Parent column at Brookline Patch, I take a look back at how things have changed for our kids since the beginning of 2012. Muffin and Squeaker have grown and matured in a variety of ways, and some of those ways might not be what you'd expect.

Go read My, How We've Grown to see, well, how they've grown.