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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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Surviving The Busy Season of My Life

Currently we  only have 2 days of practice, one day of games, one night of church, and one night of youth bible study.  I keep thinking things will slow down, I’ll drink my coffee hot, I’ll get to cook dinner, we might actually eat that dinner together, and I won’t have to drive the whole […]

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A Letter to My Wild Child

Dear Wild Child, Seriously child will you just stop…..but really please don’t.  You love life in the most amazing ways.  I love how you love life. The way you live life is a great reminder that life is what you make it.  You live life constantly making it your own,  blazing your own paths, literally.  It’s […]

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Moms: Let’s Stop Comparing

Whether you’re a seasoned mom of four, or a new mom of one, chances are you have compared yourself to the moms around you. In fact, you probably did it today! In this world of social media, we see a constant barrage of perfectly posed photos of our friends, portraying their lives in the best […]

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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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An Advent Tradition: The Jesse Tree

Most of us love this magical time of year. The lights, decorations, music, delicious treats, fun crafts, Christmas cards, shopping, and of course presents! Viewing Christmas through the eyes of your children make this season even better. There really is nothing quite like the wonder of Christmas and taking time for beloved family traditions. There […]

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Almost a Type B Mom….

As I’m trying to write about how I’m not a type A mom, I think I figured out I’m closer to A than I thought. I’d love to say I live in the moment and and super go with the flow, but I find myself not always being okay with that.  I have 4 kids […]

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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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