Houston looks to boost turnout by offering 24-hour voting

HOUSTON (AP) — As rapper Bun B finished his late-night set during a drive-in concert to promote eight 24-hour polling places in and around Houston, he urged fans to go out into the night — and… — Read on apnews.com/article/election-2020-politics-houston-voting-texas-351f6e1c4820d8f2b2eb7468a725cce0 Love this.

No Excuses

“She’s 10, right???,” was my sister’s sarcastic response upon reading my daughter’s email to her classmates. Yup, she’s 10 and she knows how to set clear expectations and hold people accountable. She acknowledged that her classmates have other priorities, or at least that one of them does. She itemized the tasks required and provided stores thatContinue reading “No Excuses”

Dear Daughter, Please Don’t Ever Measure Yourself Against the Fake Perfectionism of Magazine Covers

“That’s airbrushed sweetie… she doesn’t really look like that,” I say to my seven-year-old. “Yes, I see that picture. Yes, the one on the cover of the magazine. Yes, she does look pretty. And she has on exercise clothes – yup, she exercises – that’s very good for her. Well, I want to show youContinue reading “Dear Daughter, Please Don’t Ever Measure Yourself Against the Fake Perfectionism of Magazine Covers”

Dirt, Drama, and Picking Teams: Recess Makes Better Kids

Last week I came upon one of my daughter’s white shirts, covered in brown goop of unknown origin. I figured that it was watercolor from art or some mystery sauce from lunch. Turns out, it was dirt and moss from ongoing fort-building that the fourth graders had undertaken at recess. The explanation went something likeContinue reading “Dirt, Drama, and Picking Teams: Recess Makes Better Kids”