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Now What? Shutting Up Violence for Good.

In 2017 alone, according to ABC, there were 346 mass shootings. It’s time that we shut violence up.  Breaking hearts. I can’t get Parkland, Fla., off my heart or out of my mind. It sends me into a downward spiral thinking about the many, many children that have met their Maker far before they were […]

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Paper Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Tradition

 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me…you’re over the expired chocolates in a heart shaped box thing.  You don’t want roses. You want, you NEED, something new to take the Hallmark, and the “have to,” out of the holiday.  I know I want something more and I am all […]

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The Bends: Kicking Colds to the Curb

Cold and flu season is just awful, isn’t it?  When you’re a Mama, it’s awful times 10. Because on a regular basis we already  feel helpless, frustrated, and exhausted. So let’s face it — ain’t nobody got time for a cold and we definitely don’t have time for the flu on top of all that. […]

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The Day His Heart Stopped

The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped.  I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I’m thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted to meet our good, good Father. Other days, I replay it and it just hurts and I’m left dumbfounded that […]

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Voices. Are You Proud of Yours?

On a frighteningly chilly Florida fall day, I was briskly walking to bus duty at the school where I teach when I overheard a student say something that made time stand still for me. “Oh my gosh, it’s so cold that I can literally see my voice.” And then it hit me.  What if we […]

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She’s a Goal Digger

“What are your hobbies and interests?  What do you like to do?” Does anyone else freeze for a moment when asked those questions?  Do your eyes quickly scan the memory banks of your mind while searching for those long forgotten hobbies that are resting on the back burner because right now, in this very moment, […]

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