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The Latest: Art and Hope | “Crap” | Tiny Parties

Hey there, Anyone else have whiplash from this long, strange January? We started with so much hope, a fresh page. Then, worsening COVID numbers (including the illness of one of my loved ones, who has since recovered), violence at the Capitol, impeachment. Last week, I felt an unfamiliar sensation: hope. The week was rightly dominated… Continue reading The Latest: Art and Hope | “Crap” | Tiny Parties

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The Latest: Ruined Shoes | Loved Ones | Writing News

Hey there, So much for our shiny, bright, new 2021. It's like we got a new pair of white sneakers and immediately stepped in a mud puddle. I have a lot to say, much of which I'm still working to articulate, but for now I will say this: 1) the pervasive lies about election fraud… Continue reading The Latest: Ruined Shoes | Loved Ones | Writing News

Sharon's Published Work, Washington Post

How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk

If you haven't heard about Bean Dad, lucky you, I think? (I'll explain. And briefly, I promise.) But, really, it is possible to be kind and to raise capable, independent kids. Here's my latest for Washington Post. How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk Published in Washington Post, January 5, 2021 (Photo… Continue reading How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk

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The Latest: 🌟Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021🌟 | Organizational Goodies | Reader Tidbits

[Following is Sharon's newsletter. To subscribe in your inbox, sign up here.]  Hey friends, We're almost there! It's not news that 2020 has been hard. The week before Christmas, I did a super-informal poll on Twitter asking how everyone was doing. About half selected "pretty good, considering," 37% said "just OK," and 11% are "really struggling." No… Continue reading The Latest: 🌟Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021🌟 | Organizational Goodies | Reader Tidbits

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The Latest: Clarity | Comforts | Peppermint Patties

[Following is Sharon's newsletter. To subscribe, sign up here.] Hey there, One evening when my oldest was a toddler and I was pregnant with my second, my oldest got very sick. Scott was working late. Again and again, I changed his sheets. Or did the best I could, anyway, with my pregnant belly leaning like… Continue reading The Latest: Clarity | Comforts | Peppermint Patties

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The Latest: Good Clothes | Dinner Games | Little Gifts

[Following is Sharon's email newsletter. To subscribe in your inbox, click here.] Hey there, It's SNOWING here in Ohio today. I have to admit I'm a delighted child when it comes to the first snow of the season or, really, snow in any part of December. So exciting! But after the novelty wears off, my seasonal… Continue reading The Latest: Good Clothes | Dinner Games | Little Gifts

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The Latest: Newsletter Launch

[Following is a sample of my newsletter, which I send out about twice a month. I'd love for you to join me -- to receive these updates, sign up here. See you there!] Hey there, I'm so glad to connect with you here. A little update: The pandemic has upended everything for all of us,… Continue reading The Latest: Newsletter Launch

Sharon's Published Work, Your Teen Magazine

2020 Flu Shots: Our Interview with CDC Director Robert Redfield

Yesterday, my youngest and I got our flu shots. It's our yearly routine to do this at Target, because Target gives each of us a $5 gift certificate, and some free money to spend immediately takes the sting out of a shot for most kids. (My elder two were a little put out that they… Continue reading 2020 Flu Shots: Our Interview with CDC Director Robert Redfield