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Five Ways the First is Cool

Last week the First attended a public school for the first time in his life. He’s in seventh grade. When he came home I asked him what the best thing about his first day was, and he told me he had participated in a game in one of his classes in which each student had […]

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Tween Dress Code

The First informed me that there are precisely six categories of stereotypes proudly (or shamefully) enforced in the tween set these days: 1. Preps, identified by their “dressy” clothes. The rule is that you can dress up periodically without retaining any stigma that might otherwise be associated with this moniker. 2. Geeks, who “just wear […]

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Saturday Schedule

9:30 am: drop off The Maker at his basketball game 10:30 am: drop off The First and his two friends at the mall 11 am: pick up The Maker from his basketball game Noon: shop for groceries, including snacks for The Ice’s basketball game 1:15 pm: drop off The Ice at his basketball game 2:30 […]

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Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

Does This Count as a Sick Day or Vacation?

The Husband, who usually works from home, left early for an all-day work conference, so I’m on task getting the boys through their morning chores, and I’m looking immaculate in my freshly dry-cleaned suit and heels, holding my morning dose of commuter coffee in a go-cup, and waiting to get the little angels to school. […]

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