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August 28, 2014

It starts. Only the fourth day of school, and my sixth-grade daughter calls me to tell me an eighth grader whistled at her in the hallway today. She mimics the sound over the phone, then pauses. 

"It made me feel so weird!" she says. "What do I do?" 

Oh, lord. I wish...

August 25, 2014

My daughter started middle school today. Yesterday, over an endless game of War, she confessed her fear:

"What if I can't open the door?" she asked, trumping my 10 with a Jack. "I'm not sure I can walk inside. It's so big!" 

I nodded, thinking back to my own school d...

August 13, 2014

Mental illness isn’t something I like to write about. It isn’t something I like to think about. Coming from a family riddled with addiction, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders on both sides makes the subject too personal, too troubling for me to broach it easily. So...

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Sarah is a full-time author, editor, coach, and poet based in the Austin area. She writes and blogs about books, writing, publishing, politics, personal finance, migraine, chronic illness, motherhood, domestic violence, women's issues, and law. 

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