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Fun Fact #1. My lowest grades in college were not in Organic Chemistry, or Calculus, or Cell Biology. No. My lowest grades were in some stupid sociology of aging class and some almost but not quite as stupid English class about gender. They sound easy and silly, right? They were.
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Responding to people who are irrational, angry, unhelpful, etc.
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Thanksgiving!
We had a lovely Thanksgiving. I should have gotten more pictures of some of my awesome dishes. But I guess I was a little too busy cooking. You know how it goes. (I also should have gotten some pictures of my lovely family, whom I am incredibly Thankful for. But yeah. That too.) ...
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It isn't horrifying because it is shocking. Its power lies not it the fact that it is some nightmare pulled from the deepest crevasses of the darkest, most depraved corners of American higher education. Its power comes from the fact that it is almost a right of passage for young adults.
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Time outs, so controversial 
So one of the big parenting debates of late is whether or not time outs will ruin your kids. Because, you know, everything ruins your kids these days. (THE HORROR!!) Like how, a couple years ago they were all yelling at us for being helicopter parents who wouldn't let our kids take risks.
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I wrote another blog post about the new math standards
I know I promised I was going to blog through the TEKS and the Common Core. And then I lost steam. (I mean, really, it is like twelve more years of the same exact thing. You guys get the idea). I thought everyone might be more interested in what the big deal is. I mean everyone seems really ...
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Hannah is getting to the age where she can tell that her parents aren't as “cool” as some of the other parents. For instance, she has figured out (Lord only knows HOW?) that some of her friends use adult seat belts and some of her friends are, like her and her sister, still in little kid seat ...
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I bought this from Pottery Barn Kids (and plan to keep it up year round, because I love it) and we have started talking about things we are thankful for at dinner. Except the girls sort of get stuck in a rut where Hannah is always thankful for the iPad and Maggie is always thankful for macaroni ...
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Everything is mom’s fault. And also the zombie apocalypse. 
Every now and then, it seems like there is all of this advice everywhere about how I should be doing the digital equivalent of locking my children in the basement and pretending like they don't exist. I get that social media is relatively new and we are making the rules up as we go.
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I've talked before about how useless and counterproductive it can be to interrogate your children when there is a problem. First, “Why Questions” are like thinly veiled accusations. “Why did you do that?” means, “You shouldn't have done that! Kids need you to be clear with them.
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Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins
So fall is pretty much my favorite. Even though the Texas version of fall is basically weak sauce. But I promise, our leaves will change colors and fall off by Christmas or something. But it doesn't even matter. Because PUMPKINS! (and my birthday, and thanksgiving, and it is all part of this ...
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