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Sassy Scorpio Scribes: The Open Letter

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Sassy Scorpio Scribes: The Open Letter

???Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.??? ~C.J. Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins We all know what an open letter is. A passive aggressive attempt to get a big message out to a specific (or not so specific) audience. A public…

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From Mothers to Daughters

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From Mothers to Daughters

???By the time you realize your mother was right, you have a daughter who thinks that you’re wrong??? ??? Sada Malhotra It is often stated that there is no relationship like that between mother and daughter. Many mothers take joy in passing their wisdom on to their daughters, even as they learn about life through…

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Sassy Scorpio Scribes: Real Adventures of Thelma and Louise

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Sassy Scorpio Scribes: Real Adventures of Thelma and Louise

I know you’ve heard our story, but for me it never gets old. Six years ago Stephanie and I were partnered up in a now retired group for writers. We were given some writing prompts and sent on our way to learn. It was the first time I had someone to work with, as a…

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Sassy Scorpio Scribe: Poker Face, Grief, and Straight Forward Characters

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Sassy Scorpio Scribe: Poker Face, Grief, and Straight Forward Characters

???No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.??? ~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Art Imitates Life Recently, my husband came to me bubbling with a new idea.??I love to see him get excited about something, especially now. Losing his dad has been so hard on all of us and he needs…

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Sassy Scorpio Scribe: Love Is

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Sassy Scorpio Scribe: Love Is

???Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.??? ??? Lao Tzu   I remember being young and pouring over those little “Love Is” comics. My mom had a tattered, spiral notebook full of them. She had meticulously cut them from newspapers and pasted them in there. I didn’t…

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Bullying: No One Deserves It

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Bullying: No One Deserves It

Most people have been bullied at some point in their lives. The effect it has on one varies in as many degrees as bullying itself. Whatever the effect, it???s never good. If your child is known for bullying; or has bullied in the past, it may be hard to find sympathy and you may wonder…

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The Musical Muse

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The Musical Muse

A Brief History Of Musical Storytelling Music is as natural to storytelling as, well, words to a song. The intertwined??relationship between music and storytelling can be traced back to the minstrels, if not even further than that. In their time, minstrels were known for their elaborate lyrics that told tales of historical events, rather real…

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The Universe Is Flat & Other Deep Thoughts

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The Universe Is Flat & Other Deep Thoughts

The other night my 18-year-old son came into my office deep in thought. He sat down next to me and said, “Mom, you know the universe is growing every day, right?” I wasn’t quite sure where he was going with this, but I nodded in agreement and waited for him to continue. “The universe grows…

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Do You Know If You’re Endangering Everyone’s Children?

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Do You Know If You’re Endangering Everyone’s Children?

I???m going to get up on my soapbox for a minute. With so many child abductions we as a whole need to consider what we can to the prevent it. Sometimes we are part of the problem and don???t even realize it. At my children???s elementary school (like many across the nation) there was a…

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How Can I Stop My Child From Bullying

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How Can I Stop My Child From Bullying

For the longest time, I would get reports of LeBella trying to hurt other children. I would dread picking her up from kindergarten and hearing all the things she had done. Or worse yet, getting called from work to pick her up. Needless to say, my employment attendance had been less than stellar. She was…

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