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Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two.

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    #IWishMyMotherKnew: Elementary Students Open Up for Mother’s Day

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life.  A few weeks ago, a Denver teacher did something that really got our attention. Kyle Schwartz handed out Post-it notes and asked her third graders to complete the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew … ” She does the exercise every year to learn more about her students, but this year, she posted a few of the children’s replies to Twitter with the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew. […]

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    Judge Reportedly Scolds Lawyer for Bringing Infant to Court

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) — When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reportedly reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing — a hearing she asked the judge to reschedule because she was on her six-week maternity leave […]

  • Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, right, the only female pitcher in the Negro Leagues, meets Monarchs only girl teammate and standout pitcher, Mo'ne Davis, 11. As a tribute to Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues, the Anderson Monarchs, an inner city, 11 year-old all black baseball team from South Philadelphia, will board an authentic 1947 Flxible Clipper touring bus, and embark on a 22-day, 4000-mile journey – “barnstorming” their way across the country – all the way to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, arriving during the 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game festivities. Along the way, The Monarchs will play games against local youth teams, meet surviving players from the Negro Leagues, visit historic sites - such as Jackie Robinson's grave site in Brooklyn, Wrigley Field, the Field of Dreams in Iowa, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Louisville Slugger Museum, the three remaining stadiums in the country which Negro League teams called home, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The young Monarchs will experience, first-hand, what life on the road was like for Jackie and the Negro League players. They'll be kids in a time capsule traveling back through time. They won't just be reading about history, they'll be living it. (CNN)

    Baseball Sensation Mo’ne Davis’ Impact on Girls and Boys

    My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom. Now we check to see when she and her team, Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, will play again (Wednesday night against Las Vegas) and celebrate her girl power achievements. She’s the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League […]

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    Is Drinking with Your Kids at Home a Good Idea?

    I probably think about the dangers of drinking more than the average person because there is alcoholism in my family. As a parent, I am slightly obsessed with figuring out what I can do to make sure my children, 6 and 8, don’t have problems with alcohol when they get older. So, on this the 30th anniversary of the national drinking age being raised to 21, I’m asking myself the following question: Am I better off never letting my girls […]

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    SOCIAL MEDIA: Some Schools Monitoring Students’ Posts

    Just as parents are grappling with how to keep their kids safe on social media, schools are increasingly confronting a controversial question: Should they do more to monitor students' online interactions off-campus?

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    HALLOWEEN GRINCH: Fat Notes Replace Candy

    I know whose house I would avoid on Halloween if I lived in Fargo, North Dakota. Instead of handing out candy, a local woman called into a radio station, saying she plans to pass out letters to trick-or-treaters she feels are "moderately obese."


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