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UPDATE! 1/2 way there! Help me get Laura and her girls to Disneyland!

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Our family took a trip to my happy place, Los Angeles during the last week of Summer vacation.  Los Angeles was a little too big for me when I moved…

Nothing leads to the very best Something

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Oh, hi guys!  Remember how I used to blog here all the time?  I thought it might be nice to pop in and say hello and share what’s been going…

Current Status

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but we haven’t been around as much lately.  Because people have asked, I thought I might give a little family status update.  Readers…

tips for boys that are considering donating their hair

Tips & Encouragement for boys that want to donate their hair

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Today was an exciting day.  My son has looked forward to this day for more than a year, but especially the last three or four months.  Some may remember that…

palm trees

How and Why I found the time to go back to school. Plus an Apple Store Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

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I have been wanting to go back to school pretty much since I graduated.  My husband has always been supportive of the idea, but it seemed life always got in…

teacher not an action hero

I’m a teacher, not an action hero.

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Yesterday, when I picked my 6.5 year old twins up from school, my daughter told me that they had not one but two fire drills. My first reaction should have…

arming teachers

I am an elementary school teacher. This is why you don’t want me to be armed.

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I have come to the point where I can no longer watch the videos of the most recent terrorist attack in a school setting. I can’t watch anymore because every…

The things I am thankful for after 16 years of marriage.

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Sixteen years ago today, Harry and I married people we hardly knew.  We were 28 and 23 and we had no idea what we were getting into.  We had been…

Holiday Highlights of 2017

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This year was weird, but we love Christmas time and it wasn’t even hard to find good stuff to celebrate. While it would be so easy to focus on and…

holiday portraits

The holiday portraits I almost didn’t think I deserved.

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Family portraits are for the perfect. I’m not that. I’ve always had a hard time with family photo sessions.  Forced smiles and clothes we don’t normally wear, I am very…

me too

Me Too.

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“You are eighteen and there is nothing you can do about it.” I had just had a birthday.  I was going to community college and living at home with my…

back to school

The Most Important Measure of Back-To-School Success

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With the school year upon us, moms across the nation are jumping into action. That includes you and me, sister! We have a crap ton of stuff to do, and…