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This article is sponsored by True Compass. It’s no wonder! We are asking our children to make this decision with very little information or experience.  It can be stressful and students might feel pressure to make a choice before they’re...
Leer en Español We all knew this school year was going to look different. We had imagined a scenario where school started online -more or less like the Continuous Learning approach we had last Spring- then we were going to...
Read it in English Todos sabíamos que este año escolar luciría diferente. En el escenario que habíamos imaginado, las clases comenzarían en línea - de modo similar al enfoque de aprendizaje continuo que tuvimos la primavera pasada- luego íbamos a...
Our oldest son graduated from college last year. In the weeks leading up to this momentous event I didn’t contemplate much aside from the fact he was almost done. Finishing school, verifying he definitely would graduate, the ceremony, and...
My love for music is a defining characteristic. While I do have favorite genres, I am happy to listen to all kinds of music and I do throughout the day. I love how it evokes emotions, how lyrics can...
by Dylan Banning Next to Mario Day (March 10, aka Mar10=Mario), National Video Game Day is this gamer’s favorite nontraditional holiday. This year, it falls on a Wednesday, July 8, which is perfect because I can play during a weekday,...
  In an effort to get my boys to go for a walk with me one evening last summer, I downloaded Pokémon Go on my phone. They were 6 and 8 and didn't know very much about Pokémon, but they...
If the world knew in advance that 2020 would consist of a pandemic, social distancing, homeschooling, and worldwide protests, I’m sure we all would stay in 2019 a little while longer. We did not sign up for this....
Dear Moms of Seniors, I’m writing you this letter in the middle of the night because my heart is breaking for you. I don’t have a child graduating high school this year, but I see your pain and I have...
In early March, our world seemed to spiral out of control. I remember being dressed in my KU shirt, getting ready to watch the Jayhawks start their journey in the National Tournament. It was supposed to be the beginning...
I don’t know about you but my kids love their screens, and there are times when I have to push past the mom guilt and embrace the screen time. For example when I have been laid up with one...
I recently took my teenage daughter shopping for a homecoming dress. Which is code, I guess, for something way fancier than a church dress but falls just short of prom spectacular. I figured finding a dress that met this...
Not too long ago my son was bicycling to work on a Saturday morning and was hit by a car. He was crossing an intersection with our local Dillon's and an employee leaving work didn’t see him. Isaac rolled...
After enduring two years of braces, our son’s smile lit up the x-ray machine the day he got his braces off. To our disbelief, four teeth that were not part of his smile on the surface illuminated the tech’s...

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