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Finding My Passion in the Silence

Finding My Passion in the Silence

Children are my passion. Maybe its my extroverted personality (82% according to Meyers-Briggs) that makes me enjoy the energy exchange with children. Perhaps it’s that shaping the future with little ones is fun and invigorating. Although it’s sort of serious in the long run, it’s not serious at all day by day, which is just how […]

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Looking Past the Book Cover: A Lesson in Acceptance

Tonight my 6 year old asked his dad what it meant when people said “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Go ask your mother. I happen to be an early childhood professional at a school where teaching about character development is as (if not more) important as building the academic foundation, so Daddy knows I typically […]

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I am that Mom…and you are too.

More than six years ago, I dropped my son off in his infant classroom for his very first day. As a first time mom and an employee of his school, I was adamant on not being that mom. You know, one of those moms that stresses everyone out with too many needs, or not enough.  The one […]

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Breaking up with The Elf on the Shelf

                  The Elf on the Shelf craze is a supermom’s (or superdad’s) dream. Who wouldn’t relish in the freedom of frequently reminding their child that Santa is always watching and you better watch out? Not to mention the extreme pinning and creativity that comes with naming and creating […]

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The Maternity Leave Hangover

Post-work day is a challenge. It was a challenge before I had kids and with each additional child, it seems to quadruple. Getting dinner on the table with some sort of nutritional value (thanks to my amazing hubs for handling this most days), checking homework (I am so thankful Cooper gets to do his homework […]

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You know you are from Richmond if…

You remember volunteering to go to the grocery store just so you could eat a rainbow cookie while waiting for your deli meat. You REFUSE to call Ukrop’s Martin’s and you would never shop there on a Sunday (and you are definitely still in denial about them getting bought out).  You know Texas Beach has nothing […]

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