My First Weeks As a Preschool Art Teacher

When I was a kid and someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often answer art teacher, or writer. I never imagined one day I would be able to call myself both. Since having a home of my own, my love of art Continue Reading

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When Your Day Doesn’t Go As Planned

Have you ever felt like a hamster stuck in a wheel? Your legs are moving and you’re working hard, but you just aren’t getting anywhere? That was me yesterday. I tried to go for a run, but the heat got the best of me. Instead of the long run I Continue Reading

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This Little Lady Went to the Market

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like the farmer’s market? I haven’t. Or at least I don’t think I have. I’ve never run across a super vocal anti-farmer’s market person ranting about how they “just can’t stand all the fresh foods being sold at the market.” I mean, does Continue Reading

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Battling Mom-Guilt

Mom-guilt. It’s a thing. I’m guessing dad-guilt is probably a thing, too. It’s a nagging, awful thing that can take over way too much mental space in a parent’s head if left unchecked. I don’t play enough. The kids are on devices too much. The food I cook isn’t healthy Continue Reading

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From Faint Lines to Motherhood

I watched as the two lines slowly appeared on the test. They were faint, yet blaring. “You’re pregnant” they screamed. I’m pregnant. Tears fell from the corners of my eyes and slid slowly down my cheeks. I could taste the salt as they traveled down to my lips. Is it Continue Reading

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Game of Thrones: The Show That Begged Me to Look Away, and at the Same Time – to Keep Looking

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU AREN’T CURRENT ON GAME OF THRONES AND YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENED, THEN I WOULD RUN AWAY LIKE YOU WERE BEING CHASED BY A BAND OF WHITE WALKERS. AND IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WHITE WALKERS ARE – TRUST ME Continue Reading

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Life is Crazy Good – and I’m Tired

Tired. Worn out. Burnt out. Exhausted. Stressed. When you hear these words, is there something that resonates with you? Are there days when you would hear that question and respond “Me! Me! That’s me!” I get the sense many of us are running around feeling the weight of our daily Continue Reading

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