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3 Tips to Connect with Your Child’s Teacher

Confession: I’m a total teacher dork and after a long break (which does seem to go by way too quickly) I love back to school time! As much as I am itching to smell freshly sharpened pencils, plan new exciting lessons, and set up my classroom, what I look forward to most is meeting my new little […]

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Is Anyone Listening to Me?

This is painful for me to admit, but here it goes: my kids don’t listen to me. There. I said it. I am completely embarrassed about this too. It’s not that I think I’m a fantastic mom who can do it ALL flawlessly and make it look easy. I will never be that mom, and […]

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He is me from the nose down, his dad from the eyes on up.

Raising a Biracial Child

A few years ago I read a National Geographic article about what Americans will look like in 2050, exploring the trend toward cultural and racial mixing. The faces in the accompanying photographs featured goldeny hazel eyes and olive mocha skin framed by thick, shiny hair. I thought to myself, I wonder what it would be […]

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Shift Work As A Mom

Shift Work …As a Mom

When I decided to pursue meteorology for my career, the idea of having to work shifts never even occurred to me. I remember surviving my first midnight shift back in college as a volunteer intern at the National Weather Service, and then quickly declaring I would never do it again. In fact, it was a […]

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Only Four More Summers

Only Four More Summers

In just a matter of a few days. I will be in the seventh layer of hell known as back to school. My family will sluggishly wake up and slowly go through the motions as I yell “hurry, we are going to be late!” no less than 68,603 times. While some parents relish in sending their […]

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The Summer Checklist

The Summer Checklist

How’s the checklist going, mama? You know the one. It keeps you up at night with “should have’s” “why didn’t I?” and “we forgot.”  It swirls around in your head haunting you that you haven’t done enough. It’s the checklist that, if we’re honest, determines our worth as mamas.  And whether we care to admit […]

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Life After Suicide

Suicide is now mainstream. From teens, to veterans, to celebrities, rates of suicide deaths are rising in almost all groups of people. The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have further opened up communication for this epidemic that has always been taboo and shameful. How could our idols living our dream lives be […]

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The Un-holiday Holiday

The Un-holiday Holiday

Several Christmases ago as the wrapping paper was getting tossed away and the toys were being assembled, we realized that Jesus was not part of our Christmas morning celebration. At first we thought, “Well, that’s OK, the kids still understand the reason for the season.” Then as we began to reflect, we realized that as […]

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