The School Lunch Dance….Thanks Michelle

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  And so it begins, the yearly lunch account battle. If you’re a parent of a teen (or tween, or maybe even elementary kid), you know what I’m talking about. It’s the dance parents must now play with the wonderful … Continue reading

The Worst Best Year of My Life

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Today is the first day of school- again. Like most parents, teachers and students (for my whole life I’ve been some sort of combination of all three), the cycle of a year does not end with Dec 31st and begin … Continue reading

Empathy Boost Your Selfish Kid

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This list is a piggy-back to my last post (see HERE), when a fight with a grocery cart led to a revelation on just how empathy-deficient we have become in America. My revelation further led to some unscientific (re: Google) … Continue reading

How My Bad Day Became a Revelation on Empathy in America

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Today was a bad day. I’ve been battling some sort of sinus infection for about a week now. This morning I woke with pasted eyes shut and a painful headache. A trip to urgent care was in my immediate future. … Continue reading

Dear Teacher, From Parent:

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Dear Teacher, I am your student’s parent. I know that she’ll have plenty of teachers along her path in education, but there’s only one me. I’m the most important influence in her life, or at least I’d like to think … Continue reading

Let’s stop bubblefying our kids and let them be kids.

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Yesterday, while driving my two younger kids home from seeing Earth to Echo (think E.T. meets Blair Witch Project), I heard an enlightened radio announcer discussing ways to keep our precious children safe this summer. Her ramblings went from bike … Continue reading