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Tables: An Aiming Low Non-Con Experience

An excerpt from a post titled “Let’s Converse About Bullying” that I wrote in March on Aiming Low Miss Unlimited: On the first day of sixth grade, I showed up in red hi-top Converse All-stars, a black and white houndstooth skirt, white t-shirt, and a red blazer. The other girls wore biker shorts, giant gold …

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Things I Need to Do Before Leaving Tomorrow for the Aiming Low Non-Con

Unrelated, but Important Special Announcement Before the Real Post: I have a DonorsChoose.org project for art supplies for my classroom that has just 17 days left to before it expires. Thanks to generous donations, my project is already partially funded. However, I still have$241 left to go! Quill.com, from whom my supplies will be ordered …

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The N-Word: Teaching Children About Race Relations

Last week on Parenthood, the interracially-wedded Jasmine (Black) and Crosby (White) faced the difficult task of explaining the n-word to their young son. When Crosby relayed the story of how Jabar came to hear it (via African-American rappers in a recording studio), one of her Jasmine’s first questions was, “What did he hear? Was it nigga or …

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Awesomeness Does Happen Attribute: My Kid (Probably) Has ADHD

I mentioned a while back that we were considering having Kaelyn tested for ADHD. We’ve played the “watch and wait” game for the past couple of years and stayed in close contact with her Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. Both of them had the “Well, maybe, but she’s so bright and isn’t too much more active than …

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How to Become an Official Member of the Mastermind Mafia

I thought that tonight was going to be a decent night to get in a good update. As exhausting as it may be, I like going to errrrry single sporting event that these kids of mine are in. With three in soccer and one playing football, this generally means that on every night Monday-Friday, we’re …

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Sister Revenge – A Moment for Which I Have Exercised Decades of Patience

Gangstas, if you love me, you will share, share, share this video. The more it is shared, the more I win: I told you I’d get you back eventually, Chanel. WORD.   *for more fun with anesthesia, read here about my wisdom tooth removal: I Showed that Tooth Extraction Who Was Boss. Sort-of Even When …

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