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Three Ideas to Help Keep that Back-to-School Buzz Alive!

“Back-to-School” season is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Stores are lined with rows upon rows of school supplies—new notebooks, fresh pencils, perfect crayons!  Ah, my teacher-heart could burst!  And while going back to school might be both a celebration and lamentation for some parents, more often than not, the kids are […]

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Don’t Forget the Foster Family

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed one morning when I came upon a friend’s post that she shared from a group she is in. It said how sometimes foster moms get jealous when friends rush to help a mom out by bringing them meals for several nights after a new baby is brought home. […]

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9 Books You Will Actually WANT To Read This Summer

One of my favorite past times (yes, because having a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old qualifies anything done at a leisurely, quiet, enjoyable pace as a thing of the past) is reading. Those that know me probably think, “um…you’re an English teacher, don’t you read ALL THE BOOKS?” I’d love to say yes but…nope. I’ll be honest, at […]

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What Not To Say to Foster Parents (And What TO Say Instead)

This past year, my family opened our home for foster care.  Before we began the process of becoming foster parents, I had very little experience or knowledge of it. I had so much respect for families who fostered,families who fostered, but I had only known of them. There was no one in my day to […]

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Netflix – And 3 More Reasons I Won’t Be Getting Up Early

We’ve all heard the advice: If you truly want to get a handle on your day, you must wake up before your children. I can personally vouch for the truth in this statement. I love padding down the hallway in slippered feet, brewing coffee, and organizing the day’s demands while my family still slumbers. The […]

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