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Passionate, Powerful and…Petty

I think most of us can agree that marriage brings out qualities that we truly never realized were buried so deeply. Personally, marriage has caused some of my best characteristics to surface: empathy, compassion, humility, and…pettiness.  I’d like to think we’ve all “been there” at some point. Maybe it’s 3am, and–although you’re exhausted–you get up […]

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{9:02 a.m.} We Will Never Forget

I was only 9 years old when the bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building occurred. I don’t pretend and say that I felt the “rumble” in my 3rd grade classroom, nor do I honestly remember much about that day as it was occurring. I remember the days following, as the building […]

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Yep, My Toddler Still Has a Pacifier

I’ve heard all of the tips: “Cut the end off, then he won’t want it anymore.” “Let him throw it away himself. He will be fine!” “Just tell him it got lost. He will forget about it.” I’ve read the articles on how to get rid of it, talked to our pediatrician and other mamas […]

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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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I Don’t Always Like My Toddler

I’m sure we’ve all heard it from someone, or read it somewhere, but my current life motto is this: having a toddler is hard. In all honestly, they’re kinda jerks. Of course, infancy is spent mostly in an exhausted fog, so everything is amplified and seems unbearably overwhelming at times, but until my son became […]

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He didn't make the team

He Didn’t Make the Team

First of all, I have to start with this disclaimer: If my son knew I was using his life experience for a blog post, he would die.  So let’s just keep this one between you and me, okay? Back in the day, my day, when you were in the 7th grade, everyone who wanted to […]

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