Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cake sales versus “politics”

On co-option, compromise and integrity. Early in life you make a choice; either swallow hard, shut up and get on with what’s expected, or speak your mind frankly and pay the price, probably for the rest of your days. Maybe … Continue reading

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Caring not sneering; some thoughts on competitive children

I did a terrible thing today. I let another child from his class know my son’s reading level, thus compromising his classroom confidentiality. She’s not his best friend, but I know he quite likes her, so I can only hope … Continue reading

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The truth about late 1st-time motherhood

A disappointing article this, which did little to dispel prejudice against older mothers, to me mainly about an overbearing sense of entitlement; I want baby so I must have, at whatever cost to myself and others, no matter that I … Continue reading

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