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Not in My House

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One of my colleagues stopped me other day to tell me about his experience watching his daughter play soccer. He kind of laughed as he first explained that his daughter was a defensive player,...
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A March Madness of Our Own

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March Madness is rearing its head in more ways than one. From Oregon upsetting Kansas to the UConn women continuing their crazy winning streak, to beginning my second tennis season as head coach, accepting...

How Will You Spread the Love, KC?

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Whether you adore or abhor Valentine’s Day, there’s no question that America needs a day devoted to love now more than ever. Polarizing politics have created negativity and hate, and Valentine's Day is a...
Private School Guilt

Private School Guilt

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Any time someone asks me where our soon-to-be kindergartner will be going to school next year, I cringe and try to change the subject. As a product of public schools, a public school teacher,...

A Trip to Family Court: No, No…Not What You Think

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We have made two trips to family court in the last four years, and not for what most people would assume. We weren’t getting a divorce, we weren’t fighting for custody over our children,...
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The Day I Found My Voice as a Lesbian Mom

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As cliché as it sounds, I remember like it was yesterday. I was making the trek from the teacher parking lot to my school building with multiple bags draped over my shoulder and keys...
Teaching Children About Poverty

Teaching Children About Poverty

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“In 2013, the United States reached an educational milestone. For the first time, a majority of the country’s public school students—51 percent of them, to be precise, fell below the federal government’s threshold for...

Advice from a Teacher-Mom: Reducing Back-to-School Anxiety

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Will my teacher(s) be nice? Where will our classroom be located? Will I get a lot of homework? Who will I eat with at lunch? What will I eat at lunch? Who will I...
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