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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 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 school for my kids. My…

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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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