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Unexpected Guidance

I was the baby of my family, and the first to leave our hometown to go to college. My eldest sister is very wise and knew that, despite my eagerness to get away, I would one day be homesick. As a graduation/good luck gift, she contacted basically everyone I have ever known and asked for […]

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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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Dear NICU nurse

Dear NICU nurse, You were the first person I caught eyes with as my husband rolled my wheelchair up to our son’s NICU bed.  I had just given birth via C section the day before and you asked how I was feeling.  You also assured me that Hudson was doing well and promised to take […]

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