Category: Sharon Meets Pop Culture

Sharon Meets Dressing Like an Adult

I have a problem. It is not a life altering conundrum but it is still a struggle. I grew up poor. Definitely below the poverty line. I was the oldest of four children. My mother never worked and my father was a traveling photographer (until he left us when I was seventeen). Most of my clothes came thrift stores, yard sales, and occasionally Wal-Mart. When I was really, truly, lucky my grandmother or aunt would take me on a rare trip to the mall to get some new school clothes. Those exceptional events were magical. I remember being so...

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Sharon Meets Neko Atsume

I recently tried out a new game app called Neko Atsume. I got a little inside tip that this game is quietly and quickly becoming one of the most popular apps among teens. So my youngest son Eli (9 years old) and I decided to try it out together. I also suggested it to a friend because she is a young cat lady and I thought she might enjoy it. Funny thing is, she was already playing it. Neko Atsume is a Japanese designed app. The name of the game literally translates to mean “Cat Collector”. It was originally...

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Sharon Meets Teenagers

So writing articles about pop culture is turning out to be a smidge harder than I had imagined. For years, my sons had uttered mumbo-jumbo about nonsensical games and other things that I did not understand. Then, suddenly, I decided to write an article and all the chatter dries up. Hopefully, this will be just a temporary drought. If not, I may have to borrow so friends’/families’ more talkative daughter(s). I decided to research and see if could learn more about current fads and trends to try out. Sadly, when I turned to the internet, what I found was...

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Sharon Meets Common Core Math

For anyone that has not had the joy of experiencing common core math, the Arkansas Department of Education explains it as followed: “The Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to ensure readiness for college and careers. These standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and other experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our students for college and the workforce. The Arkansas State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in July 2010.” Basically, it means take everything that you...

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