Every Storm…

You know you’re a teacher if you’ve cried after school on numerous occasions, have eaten a whole box of Halloween candy while doing report cards, and have seriously contemplated changing professions. You know you’re a mother if you’ve wondered what your life might look like […]

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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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Letting go of the Guilt in this Moment

It was Christmastime 2011, and my husband and I, and our oldest (and only child at the time) were between houses. We had sold our house, and when the new house we were building was delayed, we moved in with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, […]

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I Am Not Perfect

On Friday morning, I was laying in bed sick, and came across the article ‘Self-care’ is not enough to fix how much moms are burnt out by Diana Spalding. Although I strongly encourage you to read the whole post which literally stopped me dead in […]

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Do It Now

It is the beginning of December. A month that is off-the-charts busy for most! From parties, to concerts, to shopping, to decorating, to baking, and wrapping, mixed in with all of the other everyday expectations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and get into the mindset […]

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Rest or Restore? #IMMOOC

Last night, the #IMMOOC live Season 4 Episode 4 with Katie Martin, Eric Chagala, Kaleb Rashad, and John Spencer didn’t disappoint. Although John’s mic was pretty crackly, it seems as though it held out long enough for him to give his two cents on this […]

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