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elastic shoe laces aren’t for everyone

Silly me, I thought putting elastic laces in my second grader’s shoes would make life easier. Her options for footwear to get her to dance class last night were slim since it was pouring rain and she normally just slips on crocs with her dance tights. She doesn’t have rain boots, or any boots really, so her school shoes in…

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The Thing About Being a Mom

I don’t know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception of course is the Mom…

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I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of our own homes that we would never…

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Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend I redeemed myself. Our family…

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