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Will My Child Be Bullied?

11/27/13

Will My Child Be Bullied?

I don’t normally watch the news or read it online. I try to stay clear of the fear mongering reporting and sensationalized news stories that have become so commonplace in our society. But as much as a try to avoid the news, reports that involve the violation of children pull me in and fall like dead weight into the pit of my stomach. While child abduction, sexual abuse and shootings at elementary schools repulse me the most, there’s one topic that’s even more frightening because it’s much more likely to happen to my child — bullying. Bullying happens on the street, it happens in school, it happens online — basically it can happen anywhere and anytime thanks to modern technology. And the middle school years are the most vulnerable of all....

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Maggie Has Two Moms

11/27/13

Maggie Has Two Moms

I don’t normally watch the news or read it online. I try to stay clear of the fear mongering reporting and sensationalized news stories that have become so commonplace in our society. But as much as a try to avoid the news, reports that involve the violation of children pull me in and fall like dead weight into the pit of my stomach. While child abduction, sexual abuse and shootings at elementary schools repulse me the most, there’s one topic that’s even more frightening because it’s much more likely to happen to my child — bullying. Bullying happens on the street, it happens in school, it happens online — basically it can happen anywhere and anytime thanks to modern technology. And the middle school years are the most vulnerable of all....

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It’s All About the Clothes

07/25/13

It’s All About the Clothes

I wouldn’t say that I’m a slave to fashion, but I definitely care about the clothes I wear. When I was in high school and college, I often tried to dress how I thought girls should dress. I copied my friends as best as I could. As a result, I would find myself in low-cut shirts and tight jeans that made me feel as though I was trapped in a nightmarish Halloween costume my mother picked out for me and forced me to wear. Only, this was my everyday life. So when I finally broke free at the age of 23 and allowed myself to wear the kind of clothes that felt like “me,” I never looked back. In my closet, you’ll find rows of colorful sneakers instead of pumps, an impressive selection of hats, lots of t-shirts and an array of ties and vests. I wear...

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Grandma’s Coming To Town

03/29/13

Grandma’s Coming To Town

My mother and I haven’t always had the best relationship. There were times throughout my life when I felt millions of miles away from her, even though I was standing right next to her in the same room. She never seemed to “get” me. Looking back, I realize that I never seemed to “get” her, either. And even though we look a lot alike, we couldn’t be more different.  My mother was head cheerleader, loved make-up and skirts, and played with dolls when she was little. I was a point guard, hated make-up and skirts, and played with G.I. JOE’s when I was little. There was always some kind of disconnect between us, especially when she tried to get me to wear clothes I didn’t want to wear. I didn’t...

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

01/23/13

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This past fall, the weather was unseasonably warm throughout Western New York. I took advantage of it, taking long walks through the park while pushing Maggie in her stroller. I was able to get out of the house most days and we both enjoy the outdoors. Maggie really loves being outside, even at this early age. She watches everything with such innocent curiosity and the fresh air always puts her to sleep. But now that winter is here and the snow has finally accumulated on the ground, I haven’t taken Maggie outside in weeks. The only time she’s “outdoors” is when we are transporting her from the house to the car and vice versa. It’s kind of a bummer. Now don’t get me wrong, I love winter. My wife and I ski and participate in other fun activities...

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Mr. Mom follows the adventures of a sporty tomboy as she navigates the world of motherhood while raising her daughter as a stay-at-home mom

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo is the author of the Golden Crown Literary Society Award-winning book, The Trouble with Emily Dickinson and its sequel, The Education of Queenie McBride. When she's not hanging out with her daughter, Maggie, she's either watching ESPN or writing. For more information, visit lyndseydarcangelo.com

 

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