Category Archives: childhood

Inadequate Mothers

I’m so glad I’ve had help. Continue reading

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List: Things Kids Can Do After a Natural Disaster

Kids can be a powerful force for good in hard times. Continue reading

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Consider the Victims

Think before you speak. Continue reading

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The Interview

What was school like when you were a kid? Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Educational Rebels

What is the purpose of a college education, really? Continue reading

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Rodalena Reflects: Lessons from Atticus

Empathy and critical thinking are risks. They often require one to act… Continue reading

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Ericisms: Little Ladies’ Man

“Do you have a girlfriend, son?” Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: I am Malala

“Why don’t they want girls to go to school?” I asked my father.
“They are scared of the pen,” he replied. Continue reading

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Gush Gently

God help us all: Pinterest-y Christmases abound. Continue reading

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Rodalena Rants: Raising Homewreckers

All I’ll say is you were warned. Continue reading

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