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The Daily Mail published a report that claimed Krakowski – the brilliant comedic actor – and Mike Lindell – the scumbag Trump sycophant who hocks his My Pillows on conservative news programs – “had a secret nine-month romance” that ended in the summer of 2020. The British newspaper alleged that the pair “were regularly seen…

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On Saturday night, we celebrated the launch of my new book, The Other Mother, virtually from our dining room. I told a story about becoming an author and why you should be writing, too. Elysha played the ukulele while she and Clara sang Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now.” Charlie charmed the audience during…

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I watched the inauguration of President Joseph Biden with my students yesterday. It was quite a day. When Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President, my students erupted in cheers. I was actually startled by their reaction. When Joe Biden was sworn in as President, their cheers were even louder. As the ceremony proceeded,…

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It’s 4:30 AM. I’m sitting at my dining room table, working on a book. The house is dark except for the dining room light and a light over the kitchen sink. It’s quiet. Just the light tapping of fingers on keys. Then I hear it. From the bathroom behind me, in the rear of the…

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Elysha and I have been watching The Crown over the past two months. Since we average less than an hour of television per day, binging a show can really take a while. Nevertheless, it’s a fine show. We finished it this weekend. Admittedly, there are episodes in which the stakes amount to something like: “Will…

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At the start of every year, I begin a list called “Moments of Note.” Unlike my trademarked “Homework for Life” strategy, I’m not looking for storyworthy moments for my “Moments of Note” list. I’m not recording the amazing and terrible things said by my children, the changes in the way that I think, or realizations…

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Good Morning America found a piece that I wrote in Parents magazine about Homework for Life and decided to interview me for their own piece on it. Enjoy.

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True story: When swimming became popular in England in the 19th century, the new municipal swimming pools displayed frogs in tubs, so that would-be swimmers could learn from their movements. A few thoughts about this: As odd as it may sound, it was a pedagogically sound decision. Modeling is incredibly important when it comes to…

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I think this will make you laugh, but it may also frighten you a bit: The Danish equivalent of the BBC has a new, animated series aimed at children ages 4-8 about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis who overcomes hardships and challenges with his record-breaking genitals. With the aid of his…

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It makes no sense. I went to get bloodwork yesterday morning for an upcoming physical. Quest Diagnostics has an excellent system in place. When you arrive at their facility, you click a link that was texted to you an hour before the appointment, letting the technicians know that you’ve arrived. You receive an immediate response…

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