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Parenting Is Hard. Celebrity Cameos Can Help.

During a pandemic, it takes a celebrity village to raise a child

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My 9-year-old daughter is having a hard time. It’s the kind of hard time most kids have at her age, made worse by the pandemic. Sometimes people call her quirky. This makes her nervous. She wants to be normal. When I tell her there’s no such thing as “normal” she scoffs. She just…




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