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Month: April 2017

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What We Once Were

Sometimes, as adults, we need a reminder of what we once were. It’s easy, with the distractions of  bills, work, and other responsibilities, to forget the dreams and fun we used to have -and how it led to who we are now. “Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, […]

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#ISleepto Achieve

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” -Homer, The Odyssey I suffer from sleep apnea. What that means is that my airway is frequently obstructed while I sleep. I stop breathing. I snore. I wake up tired. This condition has actually taught me the value of sleep. […]

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I Blame YouTube

I blame YouTube. YouTube is the parenting equivalent of performance enhancing drugs for athletes. It allows us to think that we can do ANYTHING. Because of YouTube, I have fixed my dryer (okay, mostly fixed my dryer – I still needed help), my air conditioner (okay, mostly fixed my air conditioner – I still needed […]

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A Lesson from Langston

Better Parenting through Fiction:  Langston Hughes is one of my favorite writers. I could tell you why, but that is another post. Recently, I read Thank You Ma’am with my students and saw it with fresh eyes. If you are unfamiliar with the story, I highly recommend it. It is a short read. Read it. Or listen […]

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A Brilliant Smile Part 1

I have partnered with Smile Brilliant Ventures for this post. While I have received product and compensation, my thoughts, words, and smile are my own. Please note that I am not a medical expert. Though I am sharing my experience with this product, you should seek the advice of your own dentist before beginning any […]