Making the most of the after school hours

I’ve given my resignation. My reign as “World’s Okay-est Stay at Home Mom” is coming to an end. Back to school means that both of my kids will be in a classroom, all day, September through May. It…

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Video Game Bribery and School Success

A couple years ago, there was a never-ending stream of Nintendo propaganda trickling into our household each and every livelong day. There was a highly anticipated sequel to a popular gaming franchise (it starts with Super and ends with Bros)…

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How Huckleberry Finn Made Me Feel Like a Good Mom

My youngest son has always been a reluctant reader. Sometimes guilt about it consumes me, like during bouts of insomnia when your brain rifles through every failing of your life. "I should have read aloud more when he was little.…

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Conversation and Presence in a Tech-Connected World

In her September 26, 2015, article in The New York Times, Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation, makes the case for face-to-face conversation. She urges readers to “reclaim conversation for yourself, your friendships and society, push back against viewing the…

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