Essays

  • Review: Bringing Up Bébé

    Meg Larsen May 10, 2020

    Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman (2012) provides a practical, comprehensive approach to parenting based on French parenting techniques designed to address some of the most common struggles faced by American parents. Part guidebook, part memoir, Druckerman entices readers with a self-deprecating and whimsical tone that encourages rather than intimidates.    Review: I have to begin this review by confessing that this is the only parenting book I have…

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  • Welcome to Magpie!

    Meg Larsen May 4, 2020

    I’m staring down an open road, waiting to take the next step. Hemmed in by the vastness of the open space, my breath catches as the heat chokes my feeble grasp for air.  To understand what Magpie Momma is, you have to understand where it comes from:  I like to have a plan. Most of my life has been a series of calculated next steps. Of course there have been…

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