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Four Steps to School Morning Sanity

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As a parent who works from home, the responsibility to get my daughter ready for school, provide breakfasts, lunches, and transportation falls to me. Before Gracie hit school-age, I remember thinking that parents who complained incessantly about their trials and tribulations over just getting their kids out the door each morning were, apparently, a bunch… Read More

Building a Village for Mom and Baby

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Caring for a newborn baby can be a surprisingly isolating and exhausting experience, particularly for first-time moms. During pregnancy, women are showered with attention and, when the baby is born, there’s often a steady flow of visitors. Then the excitement fades and moms are left alone with the task of taking care of this amazing… Read More

Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read

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In my free time this summer, in between camping excursions, day trips, dropping my kids off at camps and tending my garden, I immersed myself in some controversial fiction. I wanted to experience the imaginary characters and settings and plots that throughout history have been considered dangerous enough to be legally or effectively banned or… Read More