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Stuck in the Middle: Advice for Pre-Teens

Stuck in the Middle: Advice for the Parents of Pre-Teens

Think being a teenager is hard? Try being a pre-teen. You still like kids’ toys, playing outside with your friends, building on MineCraft, and watching the Disney Channel. But you also like “cool” stuff like celebrities, pop music, YouTube, and iPhones. If you’re a girl, you’re probably playing with make-up, but Barbies are only sometimes […]

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Embracing Domesticity

Embracing Domesticity in 2018

If you’re into new year’s resolutions, mantras, manifestos, and other Gretchen Rubin-type happiness hacks, you should pick a one-word theme for 2018. Choosing a theme is supposed to help you salt your year with a single focus, and you can even pair it with short- and long-term goals for extra effect. My theme for 2018 […]

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DearOtherMom

Dear Other Mom, You Win

Dear other mom, I see you everywhere. At dance class on Saturday morning, you arrive with your freshly painted manicure and pedicure. Your daughter, poised and sporting the same hairdo, smiles at me in a similar fashion, while you help her with her ballet shoes. Later in the week, our paths cross at Taekwondo, where […]

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Vacation 2018

Where Did My Vacation Go?

The holidays are over and the new year has come and gone. And for many teachers like myself it is back to reality. The vacation is over. The staying up late and sleeping in with my little one cuddled up next to me are done. The guilty Netflix binge-watching while eating unhealthy snacks is over too…until […]

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NewYearSameMe

New Year, Same Me

We’re all guilty of using the phrase, “new year, new me,” and this year I’m not even going to try with that mess. I’ve tried sticking to workout regiments, fads, and meditation. The only one that truly lasted was meditation. This year, I’m not trying to stick to a resolution. This year, I’m putting myself […]

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Sea Turtle Inc Turtle Release

Sea Turtles and the Cold: Rescue and Release

South Padre Island has our very own sea turtle rescue organization, Sea Turtle, Inc. According to their website, Sea Turtle, Inc.’s mission is to “rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.” The organization uses social media to announce public releases of sea […]

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