Author: Danielle Wilson

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Opinion: Parenting empathy, at last

Commentary by Danielle Wilson Yesterday my familial crew traveled up to Chicago to celebrate the second birthday of one of my nephews and to meet his new brother, born this summer. We showed up...

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Opinion: Appreciate the morning workout

I love working out in the morning! Getting up early, heading out into the cool, crisp blackness. Entering a zen-like stage of meditation where all I hear are shoes slapping the pavement, rhythmic breathing...

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Opinion: Turn it off

Doo and I visited New York City a while back, and because I’d never seen a Broadway production, I insisted we get tickets to a show. We decided on “The Book of Mormon,” and...

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Opinion: Holiday expectations

Low expectations, my friends. That’s what we all need to have heading into the Christmas festivities if we are to survive the next few weeks. Don’t plan the perfect dinner, don’t anticipate a healthy...

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Opinion: Biannual disclosure

I received an interesting email yesterday from a reader who doesn’t want to read my work but feels compelled to do every week. (Apparently I’m a sucky writer and he likes to check for...

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Opinion: Games are good

Prepare to be amazed, people, for I have figured out the secret to life! Or at least, the secret to predetermining the amount of time and money you’ll be investing when you child comes...

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Opinion: Mystery solved

There are some mysteries in life that I will never solve. How urine ends up on the wall opposite the toilet, for example. And why people fear world dominance by redheads while simultaneously labeling...

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Opinion: From mother to martyr

In the last couple of weeks my husband Doo has taken to calling me “martyr” instead “mother.” He’s trying to get me to notice how often I complain about things that I don’t really...

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Opinion: Girl power

This past week I was supposed to be enjoying fall break while my kids went back to school (I teach in a neighboring district with a different schedule). I had it all scheduled: I’d...

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Opinion: An ode to Halloween

Oh, Halloween, how I love thee. A night of enchantment and bountiful can-dy. A time to prepare for that perfect costume, A pointy hat, black cape, and a witch’s broom? Or maybe a ghost...