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My Addiction to This Is Us

My Addiction to This is Us

I don’t watch a lot of TV. I do my best to not have my girls watch any unless it’s the weekend. That being said, on Tuesdays recently, we’ve found a little addiction that my husband and I are sharing. The TV show This is Us. Tuesday night, we were sitting in separate chairs but […]

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On Choosing Richmond

On Choosing Richmond

I’m a born and raised Richmond girl from the heart of the Fan. Well technically, I grew up “West of the Boulevard.” It’s easier to say the Fan because people who aren’t from here don’t know what WOB (as we called it growing up) actually stands for. Let’s be real. Most people who aren’t from […]

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Trusting My Instincts

Trusting My Instincts and Learning to Ask for Help

  As an early childhood educator and preschool director for the last 10+ years, you can imagine I’ve seen it all.  I’ve seen kids of all types with all kinds of unique needs, personalities, learning styles, and coping techniques. I’ve coached teachers through all types of situations. And with my director hat and tool bag […]

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A Celebration of Generations

A Celebration of Generations

Last Sunday’s Grandparents Day celebrations began me thinking of my daughter’s relationships with my parents and my relationship with my grandparents.  My Grandparents My grandfather is the inspiration for my company, my lifestyle, and the way that I treat others. He was dedicated, loyal, honest, and an optimist. I had no idea the depth of […]

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The Gulf Coast Needs Our Help

The Gulf Coast Needs Our Help

Hurricane Harvey: How Can We Help? One week ago today, we shared in a moment of majesty and wonder as the nation stared at the sky for 2 minutes and 48 seconds to witness the first total solar eclipse in more than 100 years. One week later, we share in a moment of devastation and […]

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The Passion Pitfall

The Passion Pitfall

We’ve all heard versions of these quotes meant to inspire us to follow our dreams: The message is a good one: dedicating yourself to whatever you’re passionate about can lead to a meaningful, purposeful career. And in many cases, it truly can. The person who’s passionate about helping people turns that into a long, fruitful […]

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The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

I was done. I quit. I believe the exact terminology used was, “We’re done! There’s nothing you can do. I’m divorcing you. Your daughter is living with me, and you can come see her, but I’m not going to put up with this any longer. I deserve a heck of a lot better than this. […]

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We Are All Broken

We Are All Broken

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: We are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a well-educated, upper-middle-class wife, mother, and writer who becomes addicted to pain medication. Though the story is fiction, there are […]

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