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On The Hard Days

On the days when you feel like you are not enough, when you can’t do one more thing, when all of your faults outweigh your strengths, when all people can see are your mistakes, and your good is hiding away … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Grieving Student

Things are hard right now.  I know.  You’re grieving your best friend.  You are mad at everything and everybody, and it comes in waves; you are mad at your brothers, your mom, your dad, your childhood. You are not thinking … Continue reading

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The Story of Siblings and the Sisterhood of Sisters

Little sisters, we are an interesting lot. When we were little, we were the girls who were tagging along, eavesdropping, stealing clothes from our big sisters, keeping up with our big brothers, and according to our older siblings, always getting … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Eye Rolling and Mumbling Years

Before I had children, I knew exactly how I was going to parent them.  I knew the relationship I was going to have with my boys and the relationship I would have with my girl, and I knew that we … Continue reading

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Hopefully Ever After

Once upon a time there was a bright eyed college girl who met a rugged, athletic college guy and they had a lot of college fun together. They fell in love and graduated college and decided to start their lives … Continue reading

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Common Core: The Good, The Bad, and The Reality

Last year, I wrote the post “How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child.”  It struck a nerve with parents and teachers across the country as we all were adjusting to the new Common Core State Standards. I wrote it … Continue reading

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Dear Neighbors:

To My New Neighbors: You see that green house behind us?  That sweet couple who likes their nightly cocktail on the deck? We have been tormenting them for nine years.  They know more about the inner workings of our family than anyone… … Continue reading

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