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When You Wonder if You Did Enough

My classroom is quiet. Today was the last day of the school year, and I’m sorting through papers and materials—attempting to save only what is necessary. But I hold on tight because what if. What if I need it next year? Or … Continue reading

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When You Feel the Need to Impress

My hand-eye coordination is about the worst thing you can witness minus the acting abilities of Keanu Reeves in Much Ado About Nothing. Sorry. But Shakespeare and Keanu? Just no. But seriously. I have zero coordination. The fact I played … Continue reading

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Because You Matter

It was ages ago. I was in the throws of a hellish middle school experience. A brushed-out perm, pink 80s glasses, and extra fluff around the middle don’t get a kid far at 13. It should also be said that … Continue reading

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Mom of the Year

Pink cheeks stared at me across our notched and dented kitchen table. Okay. I confess. The cheeks were fire-engine red and not the blush and bashful described by Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias. My Court Jester was sunburned. He gets … Continue reading

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When Motherhood is Desperate for Grace

I’ve been clutching the edge the past two days. Edge of sanity. Edge of anger. Edge of depression. My words haven’t been kind. My actions have spoken even louder. So today I was going to get it right. My daughter’s … Continue reading

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When You Think You’re Not Enough…

Back and forth. Back and forth. The slow creak of our rocker strains under the weight of sleepy eyes. Just a little longer and… Little boy fingers reach up and pat my face. His tiny voice breaks the stillness. Mommy. … Continue reading

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The World is Not Enough

College. The word alone elicits a vast array of images for me. Fall Saturdays spent getting ready for football games with my sorority sisters. My own smallness in a big, big world realized. Campus walks witnessing the stain-glassed landscape of … Continue reading

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