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A Mediocre Mother and the Back-to-School Rush

Last week, all the good mothers took their children to get back-to-school haircuts. I meant to, but I got busy painting the guest bathroom. I may take them later this week. Or next. Last week, all the good mothers starting putting their children to bed a little earlier in an effort to ease into the […]

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Back-to-School Blues

It didn’t hit me yesterday. We packed lunches, we put books into backpacks, and while I knew intellectually that it was the first day of school and that classes had resumed, it didn’t really sink in. My focus, yesterday, was on getting through my own work day. Today, though; today has been different. Today is […]

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Sweethearts

photo credit: blogs.extension.iastate.edu Each table-for-two was filled on a daily basis, an hourly basis, with a couple. One young man with one young woman. A pair of sweethearts. The floor-to-ceiling shelf to the right of the door was packed with plastic 2-liter Coke bottles containing formaldehyde and dead creatures that had been found and brought […]

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Misinterprited

All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. – Joss Whedon It is time to shop for back-to-school supplies. Many parents will complain about the cost of the requested classroom essentials. Others will embrace the required purchases and, with an understanding that the teacher will end up spending a considerable amount […]

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