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live out loud

July 10, 2014

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I have to go wig shopping. This time I’m not dressing up as the other woman to keep things hot in the cold category of matrimony. Nay. I need a double rainbow bob or a ponytail of braids, paired with…
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gossip mom

June 30, 2014

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Mama drama is over, or at least, on pause, now that school’s out. At least that’s what I’ve heard from friends around the country, given that I’ve chosen to ignore the mama drama that’s bound to happen when you send…
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war negotiation strategies: kids

June 20, 2014

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This morning I was negotiating a treaty between the feuding countries of Hers and His, with the latter region’s delegate secured in the bathroom. The drawbridge was up; there was an emote of tears. “The Art of War is an…
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queen bee musical moments?

May 15, 2014

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At home we’ve been working on how to respond when we’re playing a game in a group during recess and a friend swoops in and says, “We’re playing it this way!” And what to do when the whole group goes…
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camp stephanie

April 17, 2014

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I apologize for the lack of posts; it’s not for lack of life. With the beans out of school, Camp Stephanie has been open. Between attempts at teaching them the story of Passover (Wait, you went to Jewish pre-pre-K and…
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raising followers

February 26, 2014

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This morning I’m comparison-shopping sombreros and bajas for the elementary school book fair, sponsored by the PTA, before the meeting to be held later this morning to discuss details for the upcoming fair, where we’ll review dates and add more…
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picture what you want

February 14, 2014

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I want my children to understand what it is to manifest, to know firsthand the magical disbelief and near-painful joy that comes when dreams actually come alive, moving from an imagined state to one with a pulse, right there in…
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putting the wind in your sail

January 14, 2014

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I heard somewhere that memory doesn’t begin until we’re verbal. Once we’re able to speak, we’re capable of developing memories. Only, so much of early memory is created, invented and claimed as our own, from photographs and home movies, moments…
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