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And the Gender Is…Disappointing?

I was convinced this time would be different. I was sure I was having a girl. The Chinese Gender Prediction test, the ring test, and every other gender test I found on the internet said it would be a girl. I even tried to tell myself I was having a boy because I wanted a […]

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Battling My 6th Grader’s Cell Phone-Mania

Middle school is a “magical time of human growth and transformation set against the backdrop of adolescent ups and downs,” as the principal of my daughter’s new school described it in his welcome letter. There will be hormones, there will be drama, and, I have come to learn, there will be cell phones. But not […]

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