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On Things Being Alright

“Everything will be alright in the end, and if it’s not alright, then trust me, it’s not the end.” — from “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (for the Elderly & Beautiful)”

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On the Important Stuff, Before They Leave

It seems that, more and more lately, I am pondering what it will look like to launch our firstborn. It’s still two-and-a-half years away, but I have this thing I do. I think of it as my internal peace-making tool, … Continue reading

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On the Important Stuff, Before They Leave

It seems that, more and more lately, I am pondering what it will look like to launch our firstborn. It’s still two-and-a-half years away, but I have this thing I do. I think of it as my internal peace-making tool, … Continue reading

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On Being a “Ramp Agent” Parent

My husband and I are in what I consider to be the middle years of at-home parenting. By at-home parenting, I am referencing the idea that once you become a parent, you are always a parent, but it is only … Continue reading

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On Walking to School

Do you know¬†Lenore Skenazy? I know many of you do. She is a Mom living in New York City, raising children in New York City. A few years ago, she coined the term “free-range kids.” The sub-title of her book … Continue reading

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On Hope & Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this Inauguration Day and the day remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., my husband reminded me that we must listen to this song. “Let us turn our thoughts today To martin luther king And recognize that there … Continue reading

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On Poverty and Education

Daniel Willingham is a Psychology professor at the University of Virginia. His work focuses primarily on the application of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to K-12 education. I first became acquainted with Dr. Willingham when a friend who is a teacher … Continue reading

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On Epiphany

Today is Epiphany, the day Christians remember and celebrate the arrival of the Magi. We know the story. The three Wise Men . . . learned men . . . astronomers . . . saw a star, the Star of … Continue reading

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On Weapons of Mass Instruction

Don’t you just love this? Books gracing the weapon. Books redeeming the weapon. http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2012/02/weapons-of-mass-instruction-tank-car-in-argentina-gives-free-books.html

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On Twenty-First Century Learning

My grandmother, Dorothy Esther Roush Kuhlmann, grew up on a dairy farm in central Michigan. Her father, John Gabriel Roush, grew up on a grain farm, but decided with his wife, Emily Ann Gray Roush, to start a dairy farm … Continue reading

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