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Is the school year over yet? (Please say yes.)

I’m not saying I’m this kind of mom, I’m just saying that when I read a column called the “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever,” I was desperate to talk to its author. She’s Jen Hatmaker , a mother of five in Texas, and a writer and speaker, and she nailed so many school-related parental shortcomings that her piece promptly hit all the modern markers of success: It went viral (her Web hosting service said it had been read something like 10 million times), she did the “Today” show, and reality-show producers are swarming.

Parents too tapped out to help their kids read, but not too tapped out to read a piece about how they’re too tapped to help their kids read, have been sharing the piece before they’ve even finished it themselves.

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