Essay

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When I was pregnant with my son I was lucky enough to work with many new moms. We would take short breaks to grab a cup of joe, in my case, decaf, and I would ask countless questions about what was to come.

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Lake Effect essayist Liam Callanan essayist goes on a thematic road trip.

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'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

Essay: Super Toddler

Jun 23, 2014
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It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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It was a Wednesday afternoon when my phone beeped with a text from my husband that read, “Wanna go out to eat tonight?”

Essay: We Shouldn't Charge Children as Adults

May 15, 2014
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A child is not an adult. Even if we ignore recent research that concludes human brain development continues well into our 20s, there is long-held support that teenage brains are developing throughout adolescence.

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I inherited a toe with a hump.

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When I’m out and about with my two-year-old son, it’s nearly impossible to avoid conversation with strangers. 

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Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

In the Jewish religion when a person dies, their body is buried as soon as possible. After the burial at the cemetery, there is a gathering back at a family member’s home to comfort the bereaved. This is known as a Shiva.

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