Posts Tagged: kindergarten

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Heirlooms

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The strings of our DNA mark us as one, but it’s the roots of our memories that bind us.

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Ukemi, The Art of Receiving

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In Japanese martial arts, the uke is the ‘receiver’ of the technique, the one who attempts to attack their sparring partner, the tori. The tori defends against the attack of the uke, who usually winds up on the floor after getting flipped, swept, thrown, punched, or kicked.

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BAD MOMMY: How to Get Your Child into School Without Showing Your Underwear

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My first preschool tour was not a good experience.  It was going okay until I realized I had dirty underwear balled into the leg of my pants.  At first I thought the back of my leg was swollen, but then I felt the bump slide a little lower and realized what was happening. What was happening […]

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