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The Man at WAWA

An Open Letter to the Man at Wawa

Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to be the recipient of your act of kindness. You didn’t have to offer to buy our bottle of water and 3 ridiculous juices with the character heads but you did. Thank you for being respectful when you asked if you could do something nice for me. I’m […]

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Recognizing World Homeless Day

Recognizing World Homeless Day

One of my earliest memories is of sitting in the basement of my family’s church putting together a 1000 piece puzzle with a group of previously homeless men. I say they weren’t homeless at the time because they were a part of a transitional organization called CARITAS (which stands for Churches Around Richmond Involved to […]

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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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My Last Baby is One

My Last Baby is ONE!

I laid my baby girl, my third child, my LAST one, to sleep for the last time as an infant. Today she is a big girl. She is walking and signing and throwing full-on toddler tantrums as a ONE-YEAR-OLD. All of the many milestones this year have been so different. When they said girls are […]

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