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Sarah Dille is a mom of two great kids, wife to a serial remodeler, and a full-time English teacher. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and she earned her Master's Degree at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. To keep her sanity, she writes about weathering the many changes of parenting and the lovable craziness of her children on her blog, this-here-now.com

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What I Learned in My Daughter's First Year of School

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:00 PM

I was on a bus last week in one of the middle seats, my now almost first-grader by my side. She was holding my hand and peeking every once in a while at the boys sitting behind us. They were giggling. Just as I was starting to revel in the...

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Let's Not Demand More, Let's Demand Better

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 4:54 PM

My kindergartener came home with her report card for the second time last week. The folded paper in the brown waiting-for-parent-signature envelope sat in her Thursday folder untouched while she went about her afternoon business of playing dolls and swinging in the backyard.

I opened it, the official rows of...

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Why I Took My Daughter to Stand With Wendy

(7) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 10:48 AM

I read the Feminine Mystique when I was a sophomore in high school. As part of a huge class project where we chose a revolutionary figure to "resurrect" for a speech, I became Betty Friedan for 20 minutes of one March day. I sprayed my hair gray, put on a...

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Dear Teachers: Let's Not Be the Demise of Our Own Profession

(40) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 5:02 PM

I am a cliché; I was born a teacher. A school photographer first snapped my photo when I was six months old, sitting on the lap of my very proud father, a kindergarten teacher who had taken me along for his school photo. I used to line my dolls up...

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Why I'll Miss the Princess Aisle

(37) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 12:10 PM

The small white feathers that float around our yard belong to fairies. Nora will swear it's true. This summer, she'll tell you, she and her friends saw a real fairy flying through the air, touring the school playground. And when they ran after it, trying to catch up to its...

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