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Angela Anagnost-Repke

Angela Anagnost-Repke
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Angela-Anagnost Repke is a writer and writing instructor dedicated to raising two empathetic children. She hopes that her graduate degrees in English and counseling help her do just that. Since the pandemic, Angela and her family have been rejuvenated by nature and moved to northern Michigan to allow the waves of Lake Michigan to calm their spirits. She has been published in Good Housekeeping, Good Morning America, ABC News, Parents, Romper, and many more. She is currently at-work on her nonfiction parenting book, Wild Things by Nature: How an Unscientific Parent Can Give Nature to Their Wild Things.
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Weekends Totally Suck The Life Out Of You When You’re A Parent

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The other day my husband and I were reminiscing about how glorious our weekends were before kids. We’d wake up hungover around 10, eat...

Find the Friend Who Asks The Tough Questions, And Then Shuts Up And Listens

When my mom was diagnosed with advanced cancer and I had a newborn with a potty training two-year-old, I had a friend who truly...

Kindergarten Teacher Reenacts “The Day She Cancelled Treasure Box” Because Of The Full Moon...

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I DO NOT KNOW HOW ELEMENTARY TEACHERS DO IT. I used to teach high school, and yes, that was hard, but herding the little ones?...

When My Kids Were Younger, Playdates Freaking Saved Me

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When my kids were younger, playdates saved me—really freaking saved me. While experts say that playdates are great for kids because they get to practice...

Love is Found in the Darkness

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I stood in my bedroom doing my makeup when I heard my parents across the hall in the bathroom. My father was groaning in...

Mothers Are Magic

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When I was six, I almost died. To find out what was wrong with me, I had to have a spinal tap. My mother was...

I’m Not Stressed this Holiday Season, Because I’ve Stopped Giving F%CKs

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I am not freaking out or overwhelmed this holiday season. You know why? Because I care about what’s important to OUR family—and that my...

Strong Willed Kids Are a Lot, But The World Needs Them

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Strong willed kids are a lot. It’s as though they were born to not only rock the boat, but crash it into an iceberg. Yes,...

My Kid Gets Three Recesses A Day, And This Should Be The Norm

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My second-grader receives three, yes three, recesses per day at school and can I get an A-freaking-men? I am so thankful for his teacher (and...

I’d Do Anything to Give My Kids a 1980s Christmas. Because They Were the...

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Oh, the 80s. How I miss the times of crimped hair, scrunchies (oh wait, those are oddly back), and jeans with zippers up the...