Breathe Amidst the Gasps

From March until the end of June, I did not breathe. I was constantly gasping for air. One gasp after another, to provide temporary relief that lasted seconds… until another gasp was needed. Repeat. Over and over. No exhale. Just inhale. Never a true breath. […]

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It’s Not About Me

I sit in discomfort. I listen, watch, notice, process, repeat. I don’t understand and know that I will never understand. I am scared. Scared of saying the wrong thing. But it’s not about me. It’s not about me. Even though I have so much to […]

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Good Enough is Enough

This weekend during a morning run, I was listening to the Sparks podcast edition of Tim Cavey‘s blog post Here is Your Permission to Stop Doing So Much and it hit home just like I knew it would after simply reading the title. I love how […]

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Kindness and Appreciation

About a month and a half ago, my son Brooks broke his glasses. This was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s really no surprise that it happened during this pandemic because my boys are home, together, all. day. long… and unfortunately, wrestling is a […]

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Doubt and Hope: I See You

This quote me stopped me dead in my tracks… probably because I am constantly full of doubts. Doubts as a mom. Doubts as a wife. Doubts as a teacher. And truth be told, the doubts in my mind lately are bigger than ever. It probably […]

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The Isolation Paradox

When my oldest son was born nearly 10 years ago, I felt completely alone. Isolated. Even the postpartum nurse who was supposed to come over and check in on us changed every time for some reason. There was no consistency in the help and advice […]

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Finding the Little Bit of Positive

It’s okay to have hard days, weeks, and months. It’s okay to not be chipper and a little ray of sunshine every single minute of every single day. Life is hard. It sucks sometimes. But checking your mindset and finding the positive even in the […]

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Own It

A few weeks ago, I was saying goodbye to students as they were heading home after school, and one of my old students walked by. I said, “P, you’ve gotten really good at skating! I saw your mom’s video on Instagram the other day!” He […]

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