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How a Purple Backpack and My Son Taught Me a Lesson in Being Unbreakable

Purple backpackThe look on my six-year-old’s face let me know that it wasn’t a good day.

Moms can tell.

Unfortunately, I also had an idea what might be wrong.

You see, I was recently gifted a brand new Jansport backpack. A lovely, bright purple backpack. It was part of a promotional package for the Netflix show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a technicolored “dark” comedy series about a 30-year-old woman who had been kidnapped and trapped for 15 years in an underground bunker, now trying to make her way in modern New York City. …

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