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Rachel Turiel

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: sanjuandrive@frontier.net

Ax-wielding father deserves my thanks

When Col's cronies come over, they grub through the latest selection of toys, crunch handfuls of pillow-shaped cereal, then politely inquire "Where's Dan?"Like most daddies, Col and Rose's father...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

With comforting 'lovey' in hand, child's life is just ducky

I looked under the bed, dismantled the couch, pawed through the dirty- laundry pile like a dog digging for a scrap of meat.I scoured the unlikely places - the laptop-sized slot behind the...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

No greeting card can say the truth of Mother's Day

A friendly reminder from way across the Hallmark aisle: Next Sunday is Mother's Day.This holiday was originally envisioned by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the horrors of the Civil War.Howe...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

When Mama gets sick, child-rearing gets creative

 Spring brought daffodils, influenza and strep throat to our house.Like singing a round where different voices chime in choreographed waves, we were knocked down in symmetrical succession. As soon...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Stars, sunrises reward early morning club

I don't know what devilish little inkling or misfiring urge nudges my children awake well before the sun has made its slanted debut in the eastern sky.This I do know: It is not a phase, it's a...

DATE: April 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

An extreme adventure: Taking a family road trip

It could have been a new reality TV show.Instead, it was reality in the Turiel-Hinds family.The challenge: Cross 1,121 miles (about 20 hours) with two vehicles (neither of which have working tape...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Mama-nurse tells of the sick and listless

If you looked inside my children's bellies to see what they've ingested this last week, it would look something like this: three dusty Cheerios, a splinter of toast and one gallon of liquid "Cherry...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Picky, adventurous: A tale of two eaters

My daughter Rose, 21 months, is an adventurous eater.I'm not sure if this is because she is too young to categorize all green food under the label "vegetable," which, for her 4-year-old brother,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Children are language machines on little legs

Rose at 18 months is a fountain of language, spouting nouns, pronouns and the occasional verb. These words spill forth constantly, bubbling up from this little brain on wobbly legs, which seems...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

You've come a long way, baby

I was all set to dedicate this column to my first baby, who turns 4 this month.I'd be sniffling my way through those photo albums right now, gawking at the snapshots of me looking hospital-pale and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

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