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To The Mama in the Trenches. One day soon, it’ll​ change.

When did this happen? I swear it was literally yesterday. They were in diapers and cribs and highchairs and nursing and eating rice cereal. I carried a super cute diaper bag, and my shirt was never free of spit-up or worse. We were beginning our walk with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech therapy,… Continue reading To The Mama in the Trenches. One day soon, it’ll​ change.

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A Good Dad Teaches His Daughter What Right Looks Like

Dads can arguably be the most important man in a girl's life. Through him, she will learn what right looks like. And a good Dad usually will do these things. A good Dad will send spoken and unspoken messages to his daughter. She will learn what to expect; Demand. What's more, ingrained in every cell… Continue reading A Good Dad Teaches His Daughter What Right Looks Like

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Why I​ Write

I was recently asked to think about WHY I WRITE. Good question. But here's a true story. When I was in second grade, I did, in fact, write a story about a walking, talking sponge named Bob. My teacher, Mrs. Shem, felt it was a masterpiece. She had red hair and smelled like lavender. And… Continue reading Why I​ Write

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Dear Daughter As You Move On To Middle School

There are a few things I want to share with my daughter about this strangely awesome rollercoaster ride she's about to take called middle school.Wear a bra. Otherwise known as an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder. I know you’re going to feel self-conscious about it at first, but boobs are part of growing up. Everybody (if they’re lucky) has… Continue reading Dear Daughter As You Move On To Middle School

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Life Lessons Learned Through Playing Sports

Working hard; eating humble pie; and embracing the suck... Here are a few things about life playing sports can teach: • Never give up. Even when you are down with seconds to go, it ain’t over till it’s over. If you fight until the final buzzer, sometimes it goes your way. The hungriest team often… Continue reading Life Lessons Learned Through Playing Sports