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11/16/10

Confessions of a Pet-less Parent

I have a shameful secret. Well, it wouldn’t be much of a secret if you were to come over to my house. It would become clear pretty quickly that…I don’t have a pet. There, I said it. I am a pet-less parent. And it is not because we are never home to care for one (we home-school and we are home a lot actually). And no one in the family has an allergy. We don’t travel so frequently that it would be impossible to find someone to come in and feed a gerbil or a cat.The truth is I just don’t want one. Does that make me a bad parent? Well, when you have a five-year-old boy who positively drools over dogs, it does make me wonder. Perfect strangers will just come up to me on the street and say things like, “That boy needs a dog!” I am not kidding. And...

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Join Plymouth mom Juli Ford Alhadeff as she explores the many fantastic activities and resources available to parents and children on the South Shore. Being a home-schooling mother of two children, a non-profit fundraiser, and a natural health counselor keeps her life very busy. Visit her website www.wholemomhealth.com.

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