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50 Mom Tested and Mom Approved Slow Cooker Recipes

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We are approaching another school year. And for me, between homework and sports and the musical instruments and everything else, weeknights are particularly busy. And that makes dinner times challenging sometimes. So this year I really wanted to make better use of my crockpot. I really do love my crock pot. But for me, a lot […]

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With Love and Kindness

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When I first started writing this blog, I would occasionally get comments from people who would reprimand me or criticize me or just completely go off on me for any number of reasons. And back then, being inexperienced and new to blogging, I had thin skin. I also didn’t know what trolls were, so I […]

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To The (Freaked Out) Parents of Kindergarteners

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I’ve seen your posts in the closed school Facebook Groups. I’ve seen your posts in the open Facebook Groups. And I’ve been in your shoes before. In fact, even with our sixth kid last year, I was still you. Freaking out. So I get it. Our youngest has her first day of kindergarten six days. She has […]

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Education is all about customer service. And the service here kind of sucks.

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Eighteen years ago I got a 4th grade teaching position in a fairly wealthy and extremely competitive school district in Fairfield County, CT. I had just moved back to Connecticut from Pennsylvania where I had been teaching for five years. After the principal offered me the job, I was sent to meet with the Assistant Superintendent. […]

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