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The Time My Daughter’s Multicultural Voice was Called Un-American

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“Mommy, when Mrs. [Teacher] was talking to us about the Southwest region, she called the Rio Grande, Rio Grand. I told her it’s pronounced Rio Gran-de, not Grand, and she said, ‘Well, yes, if you were Mexican or Spanish, you’d say it like that, but if you’re American, we say Grand.’ I didn’t say anything […]

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Is The World Ready for My Baby Girl to Be President?

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“I’m still not sure if I want to be a detective when I grow up or if I want to be President,” you proclaimed. In typical parent form I responded that you have plenty of time to decide since after all, you are only 8 years old and in 3rd grade. “You’ll figure it out, […]

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Be a Hero with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 {Video}

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My three-year-old baby boy has been a Spider-Man fan for quite a while and though he’s also a fan of other super heroes, he continues to have a special fondness for Spider-Man. His obsession for Spidey probably began when he met your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. Since then, he has […]

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Observing Changes I Cannot Change

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“Change is good,” I recently told my six-year-old. “It often means you’re progressing and moving forward.” These days I am finding the need to remind myself of this as I watch my sweet baby girl become less baby and more girl. The change is there, staring me straight in the face and taunting my motherly […]

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School Uniforms Can Be Cute, Says My First Grader

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As I mentioned in a recent post, my baby girl starts first grade next week! I cannot believe that in just a couple of days, summer will officially be over and school starts again. This school year, my daughter will experience something new – uniforms go into effect at her school for the first time. […]

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