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Holiday Tipping Tips for Daycare Workers and Other People Who Keep You Sane

Posted by Kara Baskin December 20, 2012 09:00 PM

Several days ago, a friend with two little kids posted this on her Facebook page:

What is an appropriate holiday "tip" for daycare workers? Please chime in, moms (and dads!). I was about to go in on a group give for our daycare workers until I learned how little some of the other parents are giving and am horrified. I'm considering pulling out of the arrangement and doing our own thing, as in past years. … One mom mentioned giving $5-10 total. There are 3 or 4 caregivers per room, so potentially not even $2 each.

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The Luxury of Everyday Problems

Posted by Kara Baskin December 14, 2012 12:00 PM

As we all try to absorb the unspeakably disgusting mass murder that took place in Connecticut this morning, people will debate the Second Amendment, Tweet their outrage, vent their disbelief. As a parent, I think there are a few things we can all agree on. What can we learn from this? It is devastating, and it's simple.

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Holiday Hair Horrors

Posted by Kara Baskin December 10, 2012 12:00 PM

This qualifies as a first-world problem, but I hate my hair. It looks like a squirrel mated with one of Donald Trump's old toupees. Every year around this time, I opt for a new 'do. In my fantasies, I think I'm going to strut into holiday parties and wow people with my glamorous, bouncy mane or at least get a compliment or two. Sometimes this happens. This year, I look like Danny Bonaduce in his prime.

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Kara Baskin (@kcbaskin) is a Boston-based writer, editor, and mom to Andy. She thinks Sriracha and garlic make everything tastier. She loves Steely Dan and "Murder, She Wrote." Her More »

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