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Enjoy this week’s links:
- Reading aloud for history (a podcast with Rea Berg) :: From contributor Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things
- 5 vital skills that are not being taught :: Mothering
- The benefits of quitting :: Care.com
- How schools overlook introverts :: The Atlantic
- On how my children can suck the life right out of me…if I let them :: My post this week on Steady Mom
What we’re reading this week:
- Jamie, Age 39:
- Trishna, Age 12:
- Jonathan & Elijah, Ages 11 & 10:
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