Category Archives: School

Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Two

As you can tell by the title above, I’m posting about a difficult and very personal topic but an important one.  If you’re interested in reading Part One, you can read it here.  I discussed in Part One how I … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part One

It took me a good long while to decide that I was going to write this post.  I’ll just say upfront that it was difficult.  Why?  Because it’s a very personal topic.  I wasn’t sure what exactly to title this … Continue reading

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How I Dealt With a Fear of Public Speaking

I remember the first time I had to give a speech in front of a classroom.  It was 1972 and I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. And I was terrified. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Any Oldsters Out There Who Remember Slam Books?

I remember once trying to explain to my two sons the fads and crazes that were popular back when I was in Junior High school (I guess it’s called middle school now). I attended Junior high which was just 7th … Continue reading

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Sticky Fingers

When my sisters and I were in elementary school, someone kept stealing my oldest sister’s lunch money coins. Our next door neighbor, Mrs. Startup, happened to work in the school cafeteria and was the lunch room lady who took the … Continue reading

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Copycat

Today’s post is in response to the WordPress one-word daily prompt: Copycat When I was in the 8th grade, we had mini schools and rotated around to different teachers. I sorta liked the change and since each teacher had different … Continue reading

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Remembering Elementary School Days in the 1960s

I often wish my sons could experience what elementary school was like in the 1960s.  I have fond memories of those days.  It seems days back then were more carefree and well, just a lot different from things today. Don’t … Continue reading

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