GASP! I’m a writer.

Ownership? Yikes! For a long time, I was hesitant to take ownership of things that I desired for myself because it felt foolish. For example, when I started running in 2011, I was a severely overweight 37 year-old mom, only 4 months post-partum from having my third child. I huffed and puffed my way through…

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Happy Holidays! (You Big Jerk)

Oh hey there.  It’s me – the parenthetical Big Jerk (today anyway). As a teacher, one of the things I need to do is let parents know when their children are failing, most especially the seniors. Because English 4 is a requirement for graduation, if students are failing, we need to address the situation and correct…

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Ditching the Material for the Manger: 6 Ways Parents Can Foster a More Meaningful Christmas

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, a joyful time to overindulge, and then do it again with leftovers for days to come. We are so thankful, warmly considering our blessings, enjoying time around the table with folks, watching football and slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma with the greatest of ease. Then the real frenzy begins. You’re likely…

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