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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Mountains and Straws Are Making Me Pause

Right now, I’m struggling. And not long after I began writing this post, my friend Thaddeus Bourassa tagged me in this tweet… talk about timely! #Educators are used to climbing mountains, but these past 3 months we have been carrying them. We all have & […]

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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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Rest to Continue the Quest

I’ve been running consistently for almost two years now and the only reason I’ve been able to maintain it is because small goals lead to big results. I’ve written about this before and have shared how the question I get asked most often, as a […]

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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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Giving Grace Through the Exhaustion

Do you ever have those moments where you’re not exactly sure what’s going on, your mind is completely unorganized, you can’t think straight, and you can’t pinpoint it, but you’re feeling a little off, or lost, or “something”? I’ve been feeling like this a lot […]

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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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