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Built Strong to Last Long
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Built Strong to Last Long

This post is sponsored by FIVE STAR®. All stories and opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. I put a bow on my own high school career in 1993. Back then, being bullied over my weight and teased about my lack of luck with the ladies was confined […]

How to treat lice quickly and painlessly, and eliminate one parenting worry about your kids being at school
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How to treat lice quickly and painlessly, and eliminate one parenting worry about your kids being at school

This blog post has been sponsored by Liceguard. All opinions and scenarios discussed here are true. We have battled lice and lived to tell the tale. A lot of scary stuff can happen at school. Don’t we know it. A note stuffed into your kid’s take-home folder, shoved deep down […]

I’m going to kill you (of passing notes and school shootings)
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I’m going to kill you (of passing notes and school shootings)

It was a note being passed between friends. That was Tuesday’s news — a note. She was giggling and it was adorable. I look forward to this tiny window being cracked open and the puff of fresh air from her daytime life away from me that sweeps gently across mine. […]

The Coolest and The Kindest Kid
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The Coolest and The Kindest Kid

It was the third day of school, mid-August. The sun was at the peak of her powers, still, and yet the 11-year-old who’s now a full fledged 6th grader was wearing black leggings, boots, and a hoodie. Her look, more reliable than the postman. With hair longer on the right […]

The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

The Back To School Checklist
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The Back To School Checklist

Not to be all ‘doomsday clock’ on ya, but…we’re running out of time! Sure, it’s super hip these days for parents to share memes that eagerly count down to the beginning of the school year and we all make quips saying that we can’t wait for school buses to take […]

On A Bus To Baltimore
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On A Bus To Baltimore

California. England. Mexico. I’ve been a good distance from her, but that’s different of course. Regardless of where I was, who I was with or how little sleep I was getting while there, I knew the kid was at home or at school. I knew that she was safe. And […]

A Redesigned After School Routine
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A Redesigned After School Routine

It might seem to a casual observer, someone who had once, at some point before this past mid-August, stepped foot in, peered around the corner at, or passed through my kitchen, that all that’s different now is the position of the island and the presence of two Ikea bar stools […]

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