Have you ever thought about writing a novel? I know a lot of people have this vague idea that maybe someday they’d like to write a novel. But do you dream of putting words to paper in a story...
When our children start showing those early signs of independence -- daring to touch electrical outlets, throwing a toy for the second time, resisting the jacket they don’t want to wear -- we embark on a long, arduous journey...
I have two jobs. I am a teacher and a mom. I love my job and I love my family, but the teacher mom struggle is real. On any given school day, I either feel like I have given...
  This is not another how to do Disney blog post. I’m probably one of the least qualified moms to write that seeing that I just took my almost seven-year-old twins to Disney for the first time and I...

Dad Privilege

There has been a lot of talk about white privilege in recent years so you may be familiar with the concept. Good ol' Wikipedia describes white privilege as "the societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people, particularly...
Women are superheroes, aren’t we? We may not be able to fly or make ourselves invisible or stop a train in its tracks (pun intended), but boy do we know how to listen to the crazy voices inside our...
Stop and Feed the Ducks

Stop and Feed the Ducks

"Come on kids, stop messing around! Let's get in the car so we can get home and start dinner." After a nine-hour day in the office, I'm like most other parents picking up their kids from daycare -- ready...
How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you keep telling yourself, "Okay, if I can just get through this, everything will be fine"? If I can just make it through this exam, this course, this...
You can’t. Find a new dream. I could end this post right there and it would still rock some people’s worlds. What is it about that title that made you click it to read my magical solution? Let’s be honest, we...
So you’re one-and-done, you’ve had an only child and decided that one is good enough for you. That is awesome, and I know there are tons of amazing experiences in store for you and your family. Why do I...
When I was 22 and freshly married, 40 wasn’t even a thought. At 25, awaiting the birth of our first child, 40 seemed so far away. By 30, I was running my first full marathon, mothering two busy little...
A couple weeks ago I was preparing to move my first born daughter into a dorm room a couple of hours away. The very thing I was so proud of her for -- getting accepted to the college of...

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