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Lies Mrs. G. Has Told Her Children

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When it came time to potty train her daughter, Mrs. G. went to the library and read all the books. She tried gentle guidance, positive reinforcement, and dramatic reenactments. She created incentive charts with shiny gold stars and succumbed to the parental degradation of bribery-Skittles for number one, Jolly Ranchers for number two. Mrs. G’s […]

Mood Ring

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It was 1977, and Mrs. G. was eleven-years-old. She was living in the deep south, culturally deprived and pining for the finer things in life. Having recently graduated from the fashion breakthrough known as Grr-Animals, the¬†Healthtex children’s clothing line that helped children match giraffe head shirts with giraffe leg bottoms, Mrs. G. longed for a […]

Who Wants to Eat a Prairie Dog?

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Mrs. G. was teaching a class a while back, and she and the kids (4th and 5th graders) were discussing The Captain’s Dog by Roland Smith. This is a wonderful book about the Lewis and Clark expedition told from the perspective of Captain Lewis’ dog Seamen. The conversation had just turned to the¬†wretchedness of eating […]

A Little Bit More

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Mrs. G. and her daughter were out shoe shopping running important errands months back. Mrs. G’s daughter was driving (she was due to get her license in a couple of weeks), and Mrs. G. was drilling her on all the safety tips she should know before she backed out of the driveway and headed off […]

Welcome Mrs. G.

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We have a new writer here at FBA. Please give a warm welcome to Mrs. G. from Derfwad Manor. Mrs. G. lives in the Northwest with her husband and two children, ages 13 and 17. While she teaches part-time, her kids have been homeschooled since the beginning. She loves public radio and was a regular […]

Bells and Whistles

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The New York Times published an article this week about long-married couples needing to reinvent the popular tradition of date night. Brain and behavior researchers have completed a study which indicates, “Simply spending quality time together is probably not enough to prevent a relationship from getting stale.” Apparently, according to this study, one of the […]

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