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Interview With Meg Conley

By Sandra Clark

Meg Conley is a writer, speaker, wife and mother. She mostly procrastinates, except for when she just falls through. Connect with Meg on Twitter, Facebook, Huffington Post page and MegConley.com. And now a featured writer at Segullah. This quarter Meg joins us to share some writing and about her writing life. I’m enchanted with her ready delight, quick …

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Choosing to Work During Life’s Second Half

By Angela Hallstrom

choicesLast September, after sixteen years of having a child at home, I watched my youngest trudge up the stairs of a big yellow school bus, his backpack filled with the accoutrements of all-day Kindergarten. I’d never cried when my other three children had gone to Kindergarten — they were ready, I was ready — but this time was different. Not only was my youngest son my baby (could he really be ready?) but his leaving represented a significant shift in my life as well. My kids were all in school. I’d entered the next phase.

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On Having It All

By Angela Hallstrom

*A quick reminder before I begin: Segullah’s book club will be discussing Emma Donoghue’s novel Room on May 19th. You have plenty of time to read (right?). Please join us!*

My first baby was born on August 27th—the first day of school in the Jordan School District. Since I was a high school English teacher at the time, it was a tricky day for me to have my first baby. Not only would the year begin without my students meeting me, but establishing the all-important tone in my classroom, as well as teaching the first six weeks of foundational material, would be the responsibility of a substitute. I had enough experience as a teacher to suspect that such a setup was not ideal.

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