To the mom who is struggling this Christmas.

To the Mom Who Is Struggling This Christmas

The lights are twinkling, the Santas are “ho ho ho”-ing, and Insta-perfect snapshots of Yuletide happiness flood by with each scroll. But there’s something about Christmastime that makes both the joys and disappointments of life resound more loudly than usual, and this year, my heart weighs heavily with the struggles I know lurk behind many of […]

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Confidently Ourselves: Friendship in Your 30’s

While having lunch with friends, the topic turned to our lives. While we aren’t in the exact same spot, we are all hovering around some specific things: Staring 30 in the face. And maybe some gray hair or new wrinkles. Some of us has already reached this milestone, some of us are about to, and […]

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Gifts for the Financially Struggling Family

When I was a kid our family fell on hard times more than once. My parents always did whatever it took to keep five kids fed and in a warm, safe home. However, as we all know, sometimes things happen that you just can’t plan for. Jobs are lost, medical issues arise, and sometimes we […]

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Net Neutrality: The Spark Notes Version

If you’re sitting here reading this article, you’ve no doubt heard the words ‘net neutrality’ at some point over the last few months. If you haven’t…..I don’t know why you’d be reading this article. Even though net neutrality may/will have vast impacts, I can’t say it’s a riveting topic of discussion. Nonetheless, I’ll do my best […]

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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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Kids and Cauliflower: They CAN Coexist

Grateful to partner with Produce for Kids and their wonderful mission.If you’re like me, you care. You care about your children’s health. You care about what they put in their bodies. And you also care about their emotional health; do they have a healthy relationship with food? Do they feel secure and taken care of? […]

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DON’T FORGET TO MOVE THE ELF!!!

Tis the season for décor and parties, time spent with family and friends, shopping, baking, and wrapping. There will carols and joy and plenty of toys. Time is spent with good intent and no one ever feels overwhelmed. In fact, if there isn’t enough joy in the season, I’d like to introduce you to our […]

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10 Things I Can’t Believe I’ve Said

Being a parent makes you a little crazy. It is just part of the game we play, and we all have days when we feel a little less sane than others. With my husband getting a new job that has increased his time traveling, I’m solo parenting and losing my mind just a bit.  Here […]

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