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Literary Mama Blog Tour: Food for Thought

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Today's stop of the Literary Mama blog tour takes us to LM's Literary Reflections co-editor Caroline Grant's blog Food for Thought.

Although Grant writes frequently about her love of cooking and her favourite recipes, this is not a "food" blog per se. Rather, Food for Thought reads like a cookbook passed down through the family, a social history featuring a recipe for Mom's Fruit Crisp on one page and how a news event touched their lives on the next.

In her most recent post, she writes about the milestone event of her sons playing (nicely) together for the first time.

When people consider having a second child, one argument in favor of expanding the family is always that you're giving your first child a playmate, a best friend, a true companion who will be in their corner long after you fade from the planet.

It seems to me that that's the kind of long-range thinking only possible for parents of one child.

Once you have that second, you're too busy referreeing petty disputes about who gets to sit on the blue chair NOW, and who had a longer turn with the ukuelele.

Caroline also blogs about motherhood and academia at Mama, Ph.D. (also the title of the anthology she and co-editor Elrena Evans are compiling on the subject).

Jen Lawrence is an MBA and former banker who left the world of finance for the world of sippy cups and goldfish crackers. She writes about her experiences on her blog MUBAR (Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition). She is an Editorial Assistant for Literary Mama’s Reviews section and also contributes to the Literary Mama blog. Her work has appeared in The Philosophical Mother. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.

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I have 2 kids -- my daughter is 3 and my son is 9 months. They have recently started playing together and my son ADORES his big sister, and his big sister LOVES playing with her brother. It is GREAT seeing them together like that. However, there is a lot of jealousy and little "fights".... mostly about who gest the attention from Mom! That is the hardest part... balancing the attention. - Lisa @
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