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Of Mice and Liars

Trusting your children is easy when they’re little, but as they get older, as they develop their own moral compass and become their own people, it gets a little harder. When they look you in the eye and tell you what you want to hear, how do you know for sure that they are telling […]

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board games

Board Games for When You Are Stuck Inside

If your family is anything like mine, things to do are getting a little sparse. Frozen 2 and Onward have been played so many times I’m frankly surprised our subscription to Disney Plus hasn’t been terminated. The once ignored arts and crafts kits purchased for past birthdays are now reduced to scraps. However, the one […]

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social skills

Hello? Is Anyone There?

Being stuck at home and not being able to see friends and family is so hard. With experience as a social skills teacher, I find it extremely important to keep up the communication. My twins have lost a ton of socialization from being home and not going to school with their friends. Before the outbreak, […]

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today I left

Today I Left

Today I left. I had enough. I felt like I was about to explode. So I left. I drove around for about an hour. I screamed as loud as I could, and I listened to Edge of Seventeen at full blast.  I needed it, and it felt good. I had argued with my husband and […]

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what I want to remember

What I Want to Remember

I had other topics in mind for this post, but as I’m sure most will agree, it’s been hard to focus on anything other than the coronavirus right now. It’s all-consuming. I’m tired. I’m weary. And I’m worried. As I’m writing this, we’re on the precipice of what is said will be the “worst” two […]

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nothing to write

I Don’t Know What to Write

This month, I don’t know what to write. It’s not like there’s nothing on my mind. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. There’s so much on my mind that it’s getting all jumbled up and incoherent. I don’t know if I should write something uplifting that could come across as insincere or tone-deaf; or if […]

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