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Let’s Talk About Sex

At the ripe old age of twenty-two, I found myself pulled out of my shiny new classroom for a day of Family Life Education (FLE) training with dozens of other new hires in Fairfax County. I have to admit that when I chose a career in elementary education it never occurred to me that along with stem-and-leaf plots, I’d also be tasked with guiding tomorrow’s youth through the treacherous week known as FLE. This training included reciting body parts out loud until we stopped giggling, fielding obscene and downright confusing ... Read More »

Never Any Fear

Some people begin the new year with noisemakers and fireworks. Some start January 1 with resolutions and well-meaning promises to lose weight, stop smoking or live a slower lifestyle. I started New Year’s Day as I usually do…sleeping in, watching the Rose Parade on TV and relishing a day of no plans and nothing to do. The rest of my New Year’s Day, however, was a bit more interesting, and my hope for “no plans and nothing to do” quickly flew out the window. After my shower that morning I ... Read More »

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