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A Letter from Your Teacher

Dear Class of 2018, I remember you. Before fidget-spinners and dabbing, you danced Gangnam Style down the hallways and into my heart. You were my first group of sixth graders, and you introduced me to life as a middle school teacher. I really can’t help but wonder if you still sing  “You Don’t Know You’re […]

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Not a Movement

Our house doesn’t participate in high stakes tests like the PSSAs. Every year we get shamed by parents, patted on the back by teachers and hassled by administration.  But the truth is it was never suppose to be a movement.  It’s the best choice for Our kids and Our family.  Shortly after Alex’s diagnosis with […]

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school lockdown


My middle two kids attend a preschool which is located inside a local middle school. When I was picking them up, I saw two police vehicles pull on the other side of the street, but thought nothing of it, as there typically is a police officer at the school around dismissal time. On Wednesday afternoon, […]

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The Secret Life of Boys

Growing up the oldest of three sisters, I was surrounded by everything that was stereotypically “feminine.” We loved to play house, to style our dolls, to put on performances and play dress-up. I was the antithesis of a tomboy – I never really excelled at any sport I played and I usually preferred the company […]

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