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A Heart of Gratitude

“Mommy, she dances better than I do,” my daughter lamented a few nights ago at the dinner table. Eyes downcast, body stiff—squirmy. She went on, “I’m kinda jealous of her—Do you ever get jealous, Mommy?” Yes. Oh yes. I get … Continue reading

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You Are Worth It

A few years ago, I was embroiled in a battle with the parent of one of my students. I received several nasty emails from the mom, who only heard the one-sided tale of her daughter. With teeth tightly clinched and … Continue reading

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The Mommy Wars

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I can’t remember when I first knew this childhood chant was the most ridiculously wrong statement ever spoken, but I can tell you this—I did fully realize … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Peace

As I was grading papers this morning, I came across particularly heartbreaking words of a student. Words that made me realize how blessed I am. Words that made me realize how much my students hurt. Words that made me realize … Continue reading

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The Audience of One

Lately, I’ve been asking myself the question: Would I still write if no one was there to read the words I sometimes painfully produce? What if no one else reads this blog? Even deeper still, what if I only wrote for … Continue reading

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Sweet Freedom

Mommy Confession: I am not a scrapbooker. There. I said it. Take a deep breath and move forward. I have friends that scrapbook. They perfectly catalogue every moment of their families’ lives with beauty and creativity. The books are gorgeous. … Continue reading

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