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The Mathnasium 2

Kids Don’t Hate Math

As you can imagine, as the proprietor of a math learning center, I spend a fair bit of time interacting with new students who are somewhat reluctant to think they could ever enjoy mathematics. Usually some ice breaking is necessary, and I find it’s always helpful to start a conversation with topics a person likes […]

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The Only Advice You Really Need About Potty Training(1)

The Only Advice You Really Need About Potty Training

Defending my graduate thesis, swallowing radioactive iodine, giving birth, surgery, potty training. These are, in order of least to most, the things that I’ve been most apprehensive about in my 32 years of life. Am I being dramatic? Absolutely. But because I’m now on the other side of this mountain, I thought I’d share a […]

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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Not the movie. But I do turn into a scary, sound-hunting momster during my son’s quiet time. We didn’t always do quiet time, but it became a life-or-death situation for my sanity. So, as of two weeks ago, we do quiet time every. single. day. A few months before my son turned three, he decided […]

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Mom with Children

Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]

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Hotel Can't Afford Ya

Hotel Can’t Afford Ya

My parents never took me on vacation. Well, not in the summer anyway. And certainly nowhere exotic, fancy or far away. Hotels, beach houses, chalets, cabins in the woods? Those were all for rich people. I grew up hearing stories of how my classmates celebrated their summers, vacationing with family. This was a completely foreign […]

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