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A Mom to Many

I’m a mom and a paraprofessional at an elementary school. Therefore, I spend every waking moment with children. Pfft…even when I’m sleeping, they’re still there. “Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?” ‘My kids’ at school accidentally call me Mommy on occasion, and without missing a beat, I answer. After all, mommy has become my most-used name.  Now don’t […]

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The power of Empathy

It was Super Bowl Sunday, and whether you’re a football fan or not, this day brings people together enjoying snacks, drinks, predictions and of course, the commercials. I grew up in a family that didn’t miss a day of football. My mom always wore her Vikings gear and we spent the day together hoping it […]

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I Promised to be my Best

I Promised to be my Best

When my husband I started dating, I was bar-tending at TGIFRIDAYS, renting a house with a couple of friends, and my monthly bills could be paid in one weekend of good tips. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, life was simple. I mean my biggest “worry” was if I would get off work […]

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Army Life. A Family Affair.

“Ohhhh…you’re an Army brat!” Although I’ve heard it countless times, I’ve never fully understood the meaning behind it.  I have learned that the label is intended for endearment, and I will wear it with pride! My dad, Colonel Dennis, served twenty-nine years in the United States Army; therefore, so did we. Growing up, I watched […]

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Lessons learned from the learners themselves!

In working with children enrolled in the YMCA Brother/Sister Program, STRIDE and now the students at school, we as educators/advocates/coaches experience a wide variety of emotions, sometimes all in one day. Over the years, I have learned so much from these kids, and as adults, our needs really aren’t that different from theirs. 💜 Forgiveness. […]

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Overcoming Defeat…One Step at a Time.

Sunday morning I woke up at 5:15am, drank my coffee and water, ate my oatmeal and banana, got dressed, walked around to get the jitters out, and out the door we went. On the way to my husband and kids dropping me off, I realized my headphones didn’t work. I immediately panicked! This was not […]

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Worth The Wait

Worth the Wait…

As the years fly by, we encounter so many people and experience a variety of highs and lows. Some days seem to stick out more as they hold such weight in our lives; your wedding, birth of a child, holiday celebrations, death of a friend. And then there are days that were indented to be […]

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Middle school? How did we possibly get here!

Dear Isaac, As summer draws to a close, many moms and dads start their countdown to the first day of school. Happily skipping through the lanes at Target, joyfully grabbing glue sticks, notebooks and plenty of Kleenex to cover the next nine months of freedom! For me, it’s a painful reminder that you are another […]

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