Author Archive | Audra Jurmanovich

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The Power of a Whisper

I am a loud person. I am also a teacher and I’m very good at projecting so that students can hear me.  The other day I was teaching a lesson on the lyrics of a song that gets students pretty engaged and excited. However, engaged and excited also means loud. I found myself trying to […]

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Us Too.

We’ve all seen them come across our feeds. The “me too” posts that grab our attention and our hearts, but are quickly forgotten amid the busyness of our lives. After a few days of seeing these posts I started to think about my own experiences with inappropriate comments, behavior, or worse. At first I said […]

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“Quit folding my laundry” and Other Signs of Depression

Postpartum depression. Doctors warn you of it, people pay lip service to it, but for the most part we–especially those who have suffered–don’t talk about our own experiences with it. While depression is not a “taboo” topic, it’s not warm and fuzzy either. Talking about your cute new baby is much more fun. Depression can […]

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I Always Want To Know

If my kids are doing something wrong, I want you to tell me every single time. You don’t have to sugar coat it, or frame it as “Well, it seemed unsafe, so I thought you’d want to know…” If my kids are being inappropriate, unsafe, out-of-line, weird or just generally jerks, I want to know. […]

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You Will Forget This

Yesterday I forgot that babies nap. I was meeting a new friend at the park at 11:00. After my big girls chased her darling baby for 30 minutes, they had to go home for his nap. I had totally forgotten that 11:00 was not an acceptable time to meet when a baby is involved. As […]

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