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What I Must Get Right For My Daughter

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I admire the life in her, the inhibition, the great joy. She is pure and unfiltered, gloriously free. And I let myself go, dance and sing with my family, act goofy and ridiculous. My daughter watches me with her shining eyes, learns that this is how it should be.

What My Daughter's Teacher Said That Transcended Everything

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

Miss Ju-Mie smiled and apologized. She tried to go on, but she kept cutting off her sentences, forgetting her words. Her hand touched her cheek, then her forehead, then her cheek again. It was as though she was trying to quell her frustration, to soothe red-rimmed eyes that warned of tears.

My Girl Can Ignite a Fire

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I think of myself, how my own spunkiness has been tamed, lessened with politeness and from experience, and I am so glad that the spiritedness has come full circle.