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Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

Don’t get me wrong; we love to celebrate our children’s friendships at school.  We LOVE our teachers– been damn lucky every year since birth so far!  We LOVE the growing friendships in their classrooms, through our neighborhood, on our mountain.  We LOVE the big kids our own look up to.  There is so much LOVE… Continue reading Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

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Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Since I started writing a blog a little over two years ago, this is the longest amount of time I’ve gone without publishing.  It’s not that I didn’t have ideas I wanted to write down; I did, but they felt mundane and unlikely to attract many readers.   Then I got a cold and blew… Continue reading Understanding Choice, Risk, and Courage: Especially in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Christmas Carcass

I’ve never dragged a human body into the woods, but I can imagine the work involved.  After all, each year I dissemble the Christmas tree, and we say a little prayer of thanks over his branches before returning him to the woods where he came from.   This year, however, I had to drag him… Continue reading Christmas Carcass

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It’s You, Mrs. Claus, We Need to Believe In Too

Dear Mrs. Claus, When I was a little girl, I would stay awake in my Holly Hobby bed for as long as I could on Christmas Eve imagining, picturing, willing my ears to hear Santa’s sleigh bells on the roof of my little house.   Back then, it was Santa I needed to believe in–… Continue reading It’s You, Mrs. Claus, We Need to Believe In Too

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“#BadMoms, BadMoms, Whatcha Gonna Do? Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You?”

My husband thought he would be hilarious in convincing our 6 year old daughter that if I went to see the movie Bad Moms 2, I would instantaneously become a bad mom. “Mom, you must not see that movie.  Nooooooooo,” she pleaded, sobbing, hiccuping, the works.  Mind you, this was at noon, and my movie… Continue reading “#BadMoms, BadMoms, Whatcha Gonna Do? Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come for You?”