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introductions

Great Introductions

My palms were sweaty, and I cleared my throat. It had seemed like a good idea, but now that the moment was here I felt the magnitude of the situation. Two people who had shaped how I view the world, who had impacted me so much, were about to meet. And I was the one […]

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Private School Guilt

Private School Guilt

Any time someone asks me where our soon-to-be kindergartner will be going to school next year, I cringe and try to change the subject. As a product of public schools, a public school teacher, and someone who believes vehemently in social justice and closing the achievement gap, I struggle to explain to people why we […]

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conception myths

Top Misconceptions About Conception

We have partnered with Olathe Medical Center to bring relevant and important information to KCMB readers through this sponsored post.We’ve all heard at least one old wives’ tale about how to get pregnant. Elevate your hips for 20 minutes after intercourse, maintain a certain position during intercourse, use a lubricant to help the sperm swim […]

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Teaching Children About Poverty

Teaching Children About Poverty

“In 2013, the United States reached an educational milestone. For the first time, a majority of the country’s public school students—51 percent of them, to be precise, fell below the federal government’s threshold for being ‘low income,’ meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. This wasn’t an overnight development; according to […]

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Talking about Money with your Kids

Talking Money with Kids

I grew up in a very frugal household where my stay-at-home mom clipped coupons and shopped sales while my dad worked a government job. My mom cooked almost all of our meals at home; eating out was something she and my dad did on rare date nights when they paid a neighborhood girl to come […]

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Early Lessons on Consent

Early Lessons On Consent

I have started and restarted this post at least half a dozen times. Each prior draft felt like a persuasive essay entitled “Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Consent.” Which is why I have deleted each of those drafts. Because you are already teaching your children about consent. Whether you realize it or not. […]

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