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How This Teacher Mothers

  As a university instructor (college teacher), I have learned that some students fail. They don’t show up to class, or they can’t find a way to stay motivated, or their time management skills are lacking. Sometimes they need a job and their shifts are during my class. There are so many reasons, but every […]

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Spring Break Goals

I look forward to Spring Break every year. Why wouldn’t I? Spring is here! Spring symbolizes wonderful things such as new beginnings, a fresh start, and warmer weather. I feel a thawing in my bones. I’m ready to purge the house, tackle new projects, and sharpen my brain. Thus, what better way to kick off […]

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How Activism Changed My Life

I’ve always considered myself politically aware, engaged in the world around me. I think it’s just who I am – excessively inquisitive. I question everything (my husband thinks I ask too many questions, he’s so wrong by the way). I love research and reading and being informed of local, national and world news. But then […]

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If I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mama Anymore, That’s Okay.

After having my now one-year-old, I was what some consider “crunchy”: I gave birth naturally with not a single drop of medicine, cloth diapered, breastfed her straight from the source, had essential oils coming out of every diffuser, only allowed natural cleaners to touch our surfaces and wore that baby everywhere. Now, who is attachment […]

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I Unfairly Judged Another Mom Today

There are so many great posts out there about experiences moms face when being judged by strangers when out in public with their kids.  We are constantly judged when our baby is screaming on the plane or our 3-year-old is having a meltdown in the grocery store.  Moms are almost always the ones that are […]

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The Voice is Yours

I heard the voice as soon as I looked in the mirror this morning. It pointed out the bags under my eyes, critiqued my skin, and replayed the wrong thing I said in a conversation yesterday. It attacked the way I worded a work email and berated me for forgetting to send a birthday card […]

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5 Reasons I’m Jealous of my Son

5 Reasons I’m Jealous of my Son… 1. The Tooth Fairy: Kids lose teeth for free and then get money for them. I pay thousands of dollars to have teeth removed, and don’t hear boo from that stupid fairy. 2. All You Can Eat Buffet: Children live like they are constantly on a cruise. The […]

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We Need A Mom Cave

Late last night, my attempt to sleep away from the family (so as not to share my summer cold) officially failed. A tiny visitor had arrived on the couch some time in the night. That’s when it hit me: We need a mom cave! I mean really – we have man caves, but no one […]

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