I’ve never struggled to know what I like to do. I changed my major seven times in college but only because I loved everything. I was so excited by the abundance of opportunities to learn that I found myself...
Making Female Superheroes Mainstream  Have you heard this riddle before?  A boy and his father are driving down the road and crash. The father dies. The boy is rushed to hospital and when the surgeon walks in says, "I can’t operate...
A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is barely 10-years old but has already lived in three countries, four states, and five houses....
This post is about my family's choice to homeschool. I realize we are extremely fortunate that it is a choice and acknowledge that for many families it is not viable. Every family makes the best choices and decisions for...
Parenting is hard, am I right? Before I had children, I felt that I was a much more confident parent. I knew how I would handle every possible situation that would eventually come my way. Parenting may not have seemed...
What do you like to do for fun? When I am finished with my homework, I like to do things like draw, practice soccer skills, and make things out of what my mom calls “trash.” Do you know what all...
Listen, guys. This year has been rough—like, really rough. All our lives have been upended in ways we never could’ve imagined. Mundane activities like walking to the bus stop or going to a check-up are peppered with reminders that everything...
To Whom It May Concern: As the mother of two elementary-aged children, the decision of whether or not to reopen schools this fall and how that will look is a great source of anxiety for myself during this unprecedented time. When our...
I could blame a very popular pup on TV who instructs our children to not lose it, “reuse it!” Or I could blame the abundance of Amazon boxes in my house. Whatever the cause, I think I'm raising an upcycling...
My day had begun pleasantly. My kids were at school;  my husband was at work; I was preparing for my day. I was getting ready for work and left my phone downstairs on a charger. I rushed downstairs to grab...
The Princess Bride has, and always will be, my favorite movie of all time. It has not only entertained me but taught me a lesson or two. I can watch the movie on mute and quote the entire thing. No...
Before I had children, I was buying books. As a preschool teacher, I took advantage of the book orders sent to my classroom and ordered way too many for a person without children, who was not a librarian. Now...

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