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Momma? Don’t Wish Your Summer Away

So. I’m a week into summer. And I can’t get enough of my kiddos. I have something I’d like to talk about. Something that’s kinda bugged me for years. Basically since I had to step back into the classroom and leave … Continue reading

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What Parents of Strong Willed Children Want You to Know

Iron. Metal. Unyielding. Strong. Life-giving. Our bodies need iron to live. To create healthy red blood cells pumping through our vessels carrying oxygen straight into the heart. Pump. Pump. Pump. Relentless. Without the iron? Life is less. My son has … Continue reading

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Mothering in the Dark

Ella and Caleb, My sweet ones. I knew all summer I’d write this letter. But now that it’s here, now that it’s time to write, I hesitate. Fear creeps in and I wonder what you’ll think of me. Because depression … Continue reading

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When We Attempt to Groom Perfect Children

Flawless hair. Big colorful bows. Smocked dresses from Etsy for each holiday. For the first several years of life, my sweet Ella-girl always looked perfectly put together. Every hair on her cute little head in place. Outfits coordinated for each … Continue reading

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When We Need Our Children to See Ourselves

The Caleb is our family extrovert. Our Court Jester. He never wants to be more than a few feet away. If he could have one hand on you at all times, he would be a happy boy. He doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Raising Giant Killers

She walked the polished tile each day to my classroom door. Bright smile. Tired eyes. Working her way through my AP Language class as a junior, M’Kaila would graduate a year early. Impressive. But what if I told you M’Kaila … Continue reading

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10 Rules for a Not Bummer Summer

Today kicks off the first day of summer for the kids and me. Prince Charming joins us mid-week next week. Yesterday we celebrated my girl’s 5th Grade Promotion ceremony. A milestone. One that has me a bit reminiscent and unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Why I Refuse to be Embarrassed by My Kids’ Mistakes

We call Caleb the Court Jester. He’s funny, full of silly antics, and loves to entertain. Often he walks a wire-thin line between trouble and hilarious. Target is one big playground for my little guy. He skips through aisles. His … Continue reading

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Why Mommas Need Each Other

Last night I sat at dinner with an incredible group of blogging mommas. Intelligent. Hard-working. Funny. Strong. Beautiful. As we enjoyed delicious offerings the stories swirled. We talked about everything and our children were always part of the conversation. Their … Continue reading

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On the Worry of Raising Children Well

Yeah…so I thought I was going to write a word or two on gratitude. But instead the still small Voice led me to this…And well? My Thanksgiving for the peace it gives my heart? A humble gratefulness. Thanksgiving approaches, slipping … Continue reading

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