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The whys of the 100th day of school

I get that elementary school is different these days than it was for me back in the 80s, what with the smart boards and chrome books and whatnot. Those are good things. Technology is helping our children learn. Cool. Great. Awesome. But the dressing up and big-to-do's? Why. WHY? Today was the 100th day of… Continue reading The whys of the 100th day of school

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9 Conversations I Just Can’t Have Anymore

Enough is enough. We all have our limits and I've reached mine on the following topics: Minecraft: I love you, kids, but I don't want to hear about the cool thing you learned to do on Minecraft. You've told me too much already. I can't pretend to listen anymore. Our Garage: It is such a… Continue reading 9 Conversations I Just Can’t Have Anymore

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summer is coming…

Oh happy day! Oh giggle, skip, jump! Summer is coming! Are you ready? Have you booked your camps, your trips, your classes, your vacations, your outings, your playdates, your trips to Target? Have you prepared to break up fights, get no work done, and completely lose your freaking mind? Because¬†here's the thing about summer "break"… Continue reading summer is coming…