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5 Best & 5 Worst Things About Home Schooling (According to a Newbie)

Since my oldest went off to school almost seven years ago, I have grown to know spring as a frantic time of year. It is usually filled with testing, concerts, spring sports, award ceremonies, field days, field trips, talent shows, meetings, teacher appreciation luncheons, volunteer appreciation luncheons….oh, my head swims just thinking about it. This […]

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Would You Let Your 14 Year Old Take Public Transportation… Alone?

For four years, I never thought twice about traveling an hour and a half each way on a train and two subways just to get to high school. Or traveling via subway and public bus to a softball game in the depths of a pre-hipster Brooklyn. (We didn’t exactly have yellow buses carting us to […]

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White Lies

Not so little white lies: Telling the truth even when it’s hard.

It went a little like this…I was applying my mascara and my three and a half year old was in the shower behind me. As I do daily, I was explaining what was going to happen that day and said “…after breakfast we’re going to church”. Usually this is great news, but he’s three, so […]

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