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Unsteady Trajectory

Some mornings I ignore email until my kids are in their classrooms and I have returned, coffee in hand, to sit at my laptop at the kitchen counter. Others, I am unable to keep my fingers off my phone the … Continue reading

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When the Mask Falls Off

Last night, I received an email, and then a note outside my apartment door. Each made me a little weepy and a whole lot grateful to know even in the ugliest moments when all the masks come off, I am … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Camp and Math Don’t Mix

1. I have three children in camp this summer. For six weeks each. That costs one million dollars. 2. My children buy lunch every day at camp. We give each child 10 dollars in the morning. Each comes home in the afternoon with 12 to … Continue reading

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Education of a Vacation

“You’re not getting food until the pillow is back on the couch.” My husband stands at the refrigerator in our beach rental. “YOU’RE NOT GETTING FOOD UNTIL THE PILLOW IS BACK ON THE COUCH,” my five-year-son repeats back. My husband looks back … Continue reading

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These Hours

I asked if she did her homework. It was close to bedtime. “Yes, I did.” “All of it?” “Yes.” “I didn’t see you do it.” “Because you’re always on the computer.” Or looking at my phone. It’s the truth. I admitted … Continue reading

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Little Notes

I blame my husband. He started them thinking about the notes. One afternoon my four year old girl asked why I hadn’t put a note in her lunch. “What?” “Daddy puts notes in our lunch.” He’d been leaving notes on … Continue reading

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Getting the Unexpected at a Parent-Teacher Meeting

The hallway outside my oldest daughter’s first grade classroom is wallpapered with the children’s colorful work. I am waiting with other parents for our “parent teacher conference,” our ten minutes to learn how our child is adjusting. This year, I … Continue reading

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