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How Having a Toddler Prepared Me to Teach High School

Eight years ago this December, I graduated college with the intentions of teaching high school English. Life happened, and well, teaching DIDN’T happen. I took a corporate job (or three), moved multiple times, got married and started a family. So, pregnant with my second child last year and ready to really lay down roots, I […]

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What’s With The Dumb Dads?

  Turn on the TV and you’d think the typical American dad is a lazy, sex-obsessed, golf playing bumbling buffoon who can barely hold down a job.   For example, I was flipping through channels the other day when a bleach commercial came on. The dad began cleaning a massive fish right there in the kitchen, scraping […]

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Why We Took the “If” Out of Santa

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake!” If ever there were words to straighten up a child’s errant behavior in December, you’re sure to find them in the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” They aren’t […]

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Why I Let My Husband Hunt

October 1st. While my mind starts centering around fall, football, the holidays and all things pumpkin, there is another main event that stirs with excitement in the atmosphere of our home…the opening of deer season. Before my husband and I ever officially started dating, the only thing I knew about him (besides that he was gorgeous, […]

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"Love" and "Like" aren't always made equal.

I Like My Toddler Better When I Have My Own Space

Don’t get me wrong. I love my son. I love him more than life itself, and I would bend over backwards and bend time itself to make sure he has everything he could ever want or need. With that being said, there are the moments when the tantrums reach that certain decibel, the toys scatter […]

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