RACHEL TOALSON

Author, poet, humorist, avid reader.

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RACHEL TOALSON

Author, poet, humorist, avid reader.

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On Bonds, Memories, and Reading Aloud to Children

Photo by Helen Montoya Henrichs. My 10-year-old son told me last night that he thinks he’s done with baths. Baths where he soaked while I read him stories. For the last 10 years. I knew it was coming—he is, after all, 10—but you’re never ready, are you? It’s so hard...

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To My Kids: How to Survive When Mama is Away

I don’t get many days off from children. Who am I kidding? The days-off count has been dialed to zero for the last several years. But every now and then, my responsibilities as an author call me away for a night or two. When I’m called away, I celebrate—I mean, I miss...

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The Purple Marker: an Examination of Holding On

The maroon Honda Pilot was ambling through the school zones, keeping to the speed limit while other cars zoomed around it, oblivious to flashing yellow lights, or perhaps simply in too much a hurry to heed. I followed the rule-keeper, because I’m a rule-keeper myself....

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