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    How an Empathy Upgrade is a Valuable Parenting Skill

    I am a mom of three amazing children. They are creative, intelligent, loving, and fun. They are also sensitive, loud, obnoxious, and demanding. As a parent, I walk a tight rope as I manage rules, emotions, and the ins and…

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    How to Ditch the Dress Code and Empower Body Positivity

    My 2021 goal is to read more. I enjoy reading and need to make the effort to do things I enjoy. Looking for lighthearted entertainment, I picked up a middle grade novel recommended by my cousin. Dress Coded by Carrie…

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    How to Plan a Deliciously Simple Holiday Brunch

    With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, meals can be a cause of stress and tension. After all it takes a lot of planning, shopping, time and effort to put together a holiday meal. One of my favorite…

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    To My Daughter on Your First Communion

    October 17th, 2020 my dear, sweet daughter took a giant step in growing her faith. On this day she received her First Communion, a huge rite of passage for those in the Roman Catholic church community. It was an emotional…

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    Tales from the Adventure of Virtual Kindergarten

    Never did I ever want to home school my children. Never did I ever want my children to attend virtual school at home. Yet 2020 with it’s global pandemic, catapults us into a virtual school journey, like it or not.…

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    Momma’s Deer Hunting Diaries Volume One

    The one thing I’ve learned since meeting my husband is to never say the word never. Anyone who has known me for any length of time would not peg me as a deer hunter. Until ten short years ago, I…

  • My Prayer for the New School Year

    The 20-21 School Year approaches and tension runs high. We are faced with loads of questions and very few answers. Parents, students, teachers, administrators all face new uncharted waters. We are going to need grace, empathy, and resilience to help…