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Dear Homework, I Don’t Like You

Even though I haven’t taught full-time for fourteen years, I am a teacher at heart.  An English teacher.  I HEART reading and writing and know the importance of practice and repetition.  Many spelling and vocabulary tests, book reports, and essays that demonstrate comprehension and critical thinking have crossed the path of my red pen.  Truth […]

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Human Trafficking: 5 Things You Need to Know

I want to offer a huge thanks to Natalie and her team at UnBound, Waco – the organizational headquarters. She provided excellent resources and provided insight as I wrote my personal human trafficking story. (https://unboundnow.org/chapter/waco/) Writing this post has been much harder than I imagined. I have shared my personal story countless times and never […]

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Your New Mom Vocabulary

We thought we were smart, my husband and I. We went to college, started careers, got married, enjoyed the honeymoon phase for 2.5 years and then decided to start a family. We waited until I was in my late twenties and he in his early thirties. We saved, we navigated the labyrinth of healthcare plans, […]

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Financial Preparations for your Child’s Future

Financial Preparations for your Child’s Future My husband and I always knew we wanted to be able to financially help our daughter pursue her dreams later in life. But honestly, anything that is more complicated than putting money in a bank account or a jar in the back yard, intimidated me. After setting up a […]

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Advice From a Teacher

We love your kids, I promise.  I know you’ve seen your teacher friends share different quotes about their students being their kids. Well, it’s true.  We spend 8 hours a day with your kids and it’s hard not to love them.  Teaching them and figuring out what makes them tick is so fun!  It’s what […]

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Every Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

The new school year is upon us, but before the first day of school even hits us we must conquer registration, orientation, meet-the-teacher night, and endless amounts of paperwork . . . in triplicate form. And if you have multiple children like I do, get ready to experience writer’s cramp. If back-to-school and the preparations […]

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