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The Rockwood Files: Train or Get Off the Pot

By Gwen Rockwood, columnist and Motherlode mama of 3 I should be ecstatic right now. I should be dancing in the streets because my almost 2-year-old daughter is making some tell-tale moves toward our ultimate […]

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The Rockwood Files: A Whirl of a Girl

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 About two and a half years ago, when I was pregnant with our third child, I had this glorious ultrasound appointment wherein we learned that, not […]

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“The Rockwood Files” on Equality

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and Motherlode mama of 3 A few days ago, my husband Tom was out of town on business and I was busy at home tackling a list of little chores […]

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The Rockwood Files: A Halloween Story

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, actually it wasn’t. I wish it had been because that would’ve been a cool way to begin this Halloween story. But the truth is it was an […]

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The Rockwood Files: In No Mood for Rude

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Some book titles beg to be read. When I heard about this one, I knew it was worth exploring: “The Civility Solution: What to Do When […]

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The Rockwood Files: Style Wars

By Gwen Rockwood, Motherlode mama of 3 There’s one big reason why there are so many old sofas and chairs in American homes. It’s not because consumers don’t like major changes, and it’s not because […]

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The Rockwood Files: V is for Virus

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Little kids aren’t big on sharing. As the mother of three, I have seen many a fight over things that hardly seem worth it – a […]