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#metoo At The Supermarket: How I Wish I’d Reacted and What I Am Teaching My Children

Last spring, I ran into the grocery store with my youngest child to pick up some last-minute supplies for dinner before heading to school to pick up my two oldest. As I was bagging some sweet potatoes, a man approached me. He was just an ordinary looking man. Fifty-something. Cropped gray hair. Glasses. Collared golf […]

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Giving Birth in Germany

I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]

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December Book Club Discussion Questions

I know that December is a busy month for all of us. Between school functions, concerts, work parties, holiday traditions, and time with family and friends, it’s a miracle that anyone has time for anything else! That is why our December book club choice, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, was ideal – a light, shorter read […]

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Raising a Self-Proclaimed Vegetarian in the Carne Capital of the World

Moms. Seriously. We live in Argentina, and if you know anything about Argentina, you know that it might actually be the meat capital of the world. When you go to a restaurant, what’s on the menu? Meat. When you go to a friend’s house for lunch or dinner, what’s being served? Meat. When you partake […]

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I Need Time Away From My Kids, and I Will Not Feel Guilty About It

I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]

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