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I almost hit her

This week in Nashville has been amazing; The sun is shining and the wind is blowing lightly as it caresses cheekbones and little hands and hair. I was running late to Adrian's game, but my phone was soundly in my purse so I wasn't so concerned about the time that I was checking ...
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An 11-year old’s thought process on birthdays

I was away for the last few days for a conference in Atlanta. I really enjoyed the information I received there, but being away from home is always difficult for me. As an introvert and homebody, I need my home sensory information (my pillow, home smells, my family, the sound of my fan) ...
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The life isn’t fair principle

As AJ grows older, it becomes more and more clear that he is not grasping a term that we lovingly call the 'life isn't fair' principle. Alanis Morrisette gave a nod to it in her 1990's hit song, 'Ironic,' and it is one of the hardest principles for kids to grasp as they move ...
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The best Valentine for a tired mom

The last few weeks have been tiring. I've been working on a dissertation, my internship, my teaching job and quite a few other things. I haven't spent as much time just relaxing and enjoying my family as I would like, but it hasn't been terribly stressful, either. There just hasn't been much ...
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