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In this week’s The Brookline Parent, +Michael A. Burstein  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 Michael was nearby when it happened.
Contemplating local issues gone national Here at The Brookline Parent we try not to get too political. Most of the columns we write tend to be about our personal experiences, and we only occasional...
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In this week's The Brookline Parent column, +Michael A. Burstein  discusses recent minor medical emergencies experienced by the girls.
Dealing with minor medical emergencies   Nomi and I have generally been very lucky when it comes to the health of Muffin and Squeaker. We know of some parents who have had their kids operated on fo...
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In this week's The Brookline Parent, +Michael A. Burstein discusses the
"firsts" we've missed in Muffin and Squeaker's lives.
The moving finger and all that At this very moment, if you’re reading this column just after it was published, Muffin and Squeaker are at their first ever visit to a circus. They’re seeing the Big ...
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+Michael A. Burstein and I are writing The Brookline Parent again! Not for Patch, but for our own blog. Read our return column here:
What we hope will be a welcome return We’re back! Well, to be fair, we never really left. I mean, I’m still here, Nomi is still here, and our twin daughters Muffin and Squeaker are also still here ...
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In this week's The Brookline Parent column on BrooklinePatch, I look back at how things have changed since the beginning of 2012. How have Muffin and Squeaker changed in one year, on a variety of levels? Click to read My, How We've Grown.
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In the wake of last week's news out of Newtown, CT, +Michael A. Burstein and I use this week's The Brookline Parent column to write an open letter to Muffin and Squeaker. Click to read Dear Muffin and Squeaker.
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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.

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Health Issues Affect the Whole Family As I write this column, I am lying in my bed with my feet up. Such an indulgence on a work day, I hear you cry. But, really, it's not. You see, I've contracted...
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Muffin and Squeaker were flower girls for the first time! And so I wrote a column about it. Because they were adorable.
A Flower Girl Balancing Act Over the winter, one of Muffin and Squeaker’s favorite adults asked them to participate in her wedding. The girls were unsure what this was going to entail, but once the...
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In this week's The Brookline Parent column, Muffin and Squeaker go to the movies, Michael and I finally see "Frozen," and I briefly hate Disney movies.
Watching the Watchers I hate Disney movies. Wait, no. That’s not fair. I don’t hate Disney movies. I just have a problem with them being considered the pinnacle of children’s film fare. Because thi...
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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.
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We will now indulge in a bit of meta, as in this week's The Brookline Parent column on Brookline Patch, +Michael A. Burstein 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.
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In this week's The Brookline Parent column, +Michael A. Burstein  discusses Brookline Town Meeting's recent votes to ban polystyrene cups and plastic grocery bags. What is the connection between these votes and Muffin and Squeaker? Read "Roots in the Future" to find out. And if you're a fan of either "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" or "Babylon 5," there's a little bonus for you.
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Technical writer, word geek, twin mom to Muffin and Squeaker, writer, editor, proprietor of AskNomi.
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  • Maimonides School
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