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graduate

A Letter To My Graduate

To you, my first graduating child, This June, you will graduate from pre-school. You will perform as Dory and sing your heart out, do a costume change, and march back out in your cap and gown to receive your diploma. I will most likely be crying. I will definitely smile until my cheeks hurt and […]

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Sipping on Summer

It may not officially be summer, but we’ve hit summer temperatures. Frizzy hair, don’t care. Sunscreen, overly prepared. Shaved legs, a few nicks here and there. What excites me most about warm weather, you ask? Easy answer: sipping sweet, refreshing summery drinks. If you’re anything like me, sipping on summer is best when you’re not […]

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words

A Simple Way to Stop a Foul Word

Why Words Matter I’m an English teacher, so words really matter to me. Their meaning, their tone, their flow in a sentence, all contribute to their overall impact upon their audience. As a mom, teaching words is an even more complicated job. I’m not talking about language acquisition or building a love of literacy. I’m […]

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joy

Zone in on the Joy

A Mind Full of…  You know you’ve been there, probably on an almost daily basis. Standing in line, waiting to pay. Sitting in traffic, waiting to drive. Standing at the sink, washing a stack of bottles. Making yet another trip to the washer or dryer. Sitting in a meeting, willing time to pass more quickly. […]

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