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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...

April 7, 2014

I’ve finally done it, that thing I kept talking about, over and over, for the past nine months. And guess what? It feels great! I’m more productive, less anxious about deadlines, and more at peace with myself. In fact, it’s been going so great, I can’t believe I didn’t...

October 23, 2013

My son turned one this month. He is walking, running, pointing, gesturing, saying words like “come” and “sister,” laughing, playing jokes, and learning about boundaries – his own and those of other people. He is not, however, sleeping through the night.

In fact, after 4...

August 2, 2013

My life revolves around a schedule. It isn’t because I want one. (I’m not a natural planner, and I chafe under rigidity and obligation.) It’s because I need one.

With an unpredictable chronic illness, an ever-changing infant on the cusp of toddlerhood, and a sweet-but-s...

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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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