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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… Continue reading The Thing About Being a Mom

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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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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… Continue reading I am not going to tell you how to vote

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Official Target Restroom Concerns

I don't watch the news as often as I used to, what with all the laundry and volunteering I'm always doing, but this thing about public restrooms caught my eye. I need to speak up on the issue because I am worried about our population. I'm worried about the overwhelming misinformation. I am worried that so many… Continue reading Official Target Restroom Concerns

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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… Continue reading Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)