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sassy double standard

Seriously, Stop Calling Girls Sassy

I have to admit I was a bit taken aback the first time I heard my daughter being described as “sassy.” It was as if somehow in just a millisecond I recognized that my toddler was now being subjected or held to some unachievable standard. Perhaps I would be less inclined to hop on the […]

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It’s Not Rocket Science, Let the Littles Be Citizen Scientists

Each day provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to use their senses to explore the world around them. Children learn through playing, weighing outcomes, and problem-solving to better understand cause and effect. As natural-born scientists, children are often the first to ask, “What’s that?” to add to their ever-growing repository of knowledge.  As […]

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growing up

The Silence After They Leave

This house is quiet y’all. The second week in after back to school and the silence after the kids leave is deafening. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want my kids home with me instead of at school. School is the place where all Riley children belong during the day. My crazy could pop […]

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