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The Death of the Middle Class Soul

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Boy Is Always Guilty: Update On Katie

Saturday, June 12, 2010

By Cathy Paige

Two years after our encounter with Katie’s “situation,” I got an update on what was going on with her at school. Since second grade when my son and Katie were separated on the school yard, they were never placed in the same classroom. No problem there. I was happy to forget about Katie and her mother. But as it happened, in fourth grade an informed school staff person – let’s call her Ms. P – updated me on new developments.

The Boy is Always Guilty, Part 3

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

By Cathy Paige

This all happened toward the end of Peter’s second grade. Summer vacation started shortly after that and by third grade the school had almost forgotten everything. After all, we were not the only ones who had bad experiences with Katie and her mother. And anyway I had certainly been a more visible member of the school community than Katie’s mother and I am sure any doubts anybody had about my character did eventually vanish. But the whole incident certainly hurt both Peter and me.

The Boy Is Always Guilty, Part 2

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

By Cathy Paige

The more I thought about the whole thing the more uneasy I became. At first I had thought nothing of a couple of seven year-olds being curious about each other’s body parts. But then I started thinking about what the inspector had said about how kids who are exposed to certain “situations” at home act those out at school. Frankly, I started getting grossed out. What exactly had gone on between Peter and Katie? What had she suggested to him? Even, what words had she used?

The Boy Is Always Guilty, Part 1

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

By Cathy Paige

One afternoon a few years ago when my son was in second grade I answered a telephone call that took me quite by surprise. “This is inspector Bradley from the juvenile division of the police department,” the caller said. “The mother of one of your son’s classmates has filed a complaint against you for frightening her daughter.”

Bi-Annual Public School Inferno

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What are they teaching girls?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

What are they teaching girls—and boys about girls? More

This constant battle with junk

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

By Katie T

Well, we all know raising children is hard work. Even in the most ideal circumstances – happy family, supportive community, peace and prosperity, etc. – it is still hard work. We can’t really complain about that because the idea is that we should not have kids until we really know what we’re getting into. But there are parts about being a mother that are not just hard work but unnecessary hardship. Those, I absolutely hate and cannot get used to.


Not enough

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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One Mad Mom

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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