March break memories

In which spring moved from being something to endure to something to be enjoyed By Ken Partridge I have a love-hate relationship with March break. When I was a youngling, I welcomed the break from the school routine. But it always meant the inevitable return to class and the stories from classmates about their break. […]

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A missed opportunity and personal regret

By Ken Partridge I have a younger brother. He’s smart, hard-working, has a great family and can do many things I would never even think of attempting. I’m proud of everything he has accomplished. What I’m not proud of is how I let him down when we were both much younger. School always came easy […]

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Back to school can mean back to anxiety

By Ken Partridge When I see children getting ready to head back to school, I don’t think about how easy they have it; quite the contrary. I had it way easier when I was young. The biggest worry I had when September rolled around was whether my mom would buy me something hideous and expect […]

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Picky about lice

By Suzanne Rent Sometimes having kids is gross. I don’t mean the kids themselves (OK, maybe on occasion). Snot, boogers, spitup, poo, vomit, and worse—parents tolerate a lot. And sooner or later, lice will wriggle onto that list. There’s nothing more primal than picking nits out of your kid’s hair. If you ever wondered what […]

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