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Life Expectancy of a Domestic Rat

During the fall of Hannah’s third-grade year, she decided to participate in the school’s science fair. Since this was not a requirement, I was pleased with her enthusiasm. She and her partner chose a project that monitored the effects different … Continue reading

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The Sea World Incident

Note from the writer: This is a bit of a confession. I am not Catholic, but sometimes wish I were. It would be great to walk into a box, confess my sins, and be guilt free by saying three Hail … Continue reading

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Bunnies, Boys and a Bow

One evening, as Joe and I lay in bed, ready for lights-out, my 14-year-old daughter burst into the room and began a maniacal monologue about what a great time she had at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. She … Continue reading

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Parenting off the Field

My husband and I never registered our kids for soccer, t-ball, basketball or kickball. In today’s society, we are an anomaly. Friends of Joe and I may blame us—knowing the last place we want to be on a Saturday morning … Continue reading

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