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Friday Fictioneers: Against the Crowd

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week.  Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun and/or read the other stories. Fictioneers are encouraged to write a 100 word story, with a beginning, middle and … Continue reading

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When There’s a Fight on the Playground…

Everyone picks a side… and roots for whoever they think will win. Note:   If you are not a blogger, skip this post. It will mean very little to you, and you don’t need the drama or the doodoo that has … Continue reading

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The Middle: Teens, Are You In?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressures on modern teens: to be “All in” for everything, and make it look easy.  Back in the day, we did our school work and we maybe did a sport, or some other … Continue reading

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A Broken System…

Today I met once again with the powers that be at my son’s school. I can’t tell you how many of these meetings we’ve been called to or requested, but somewhere in the vicinity of 7 in three years. They … Continue reading

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Homecoming or Coming Home?

All last week, it seemed that every parent I ran into, who has a high school student, asked the same question: “Is Little Man going to Homecoming?” That answer changed throughout the week. Surprisingly, for a kid who is young … Continue reading

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Lessons in Loss and How The U.N. Really Did Dissolve… Into Puddles.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Music, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Teens, traveling alone, Women's issues, Wonderful Things | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Ten Miles in the Snow… Uphill… Both Ways…Barefoot.

No photos, no extras. Just my hot air. This is bound to be one of those “back when I was a kid” rants, and it’s bound to offend someone. I admit, it’s a rant. And, I fully accept that to … Continue reading

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