Category Archives: Musings and Introspection

Just Start

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.” – … Continue reading

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A Chapter Closes

This time two years ago, heavily pregnant with our last child, I felt a silent pull. I didn’t want to return to work soon after baby was born. Or any time in the foreseeable future. With a two year-old and … Continue reading

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What No One is Saying About the Melania/Michelle SpeechGate

Of all the controversial statements and moves in Trump’s campaign so far, I am the most personally offended by yesterday’s. It was just such a trolling of epic proportions on the American public. Full disclosure: I’m a 10th grade Writing teacher who spends … Continue reading

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A Week of Quitting All My Bad Habits

I’ve been edgy and easily annoyed recently, and one of my main annoyances is myself. I’ve been engaging in too many things that leave me feeling badly about myself: gossiping, getting sucked into social media and media in general, getting … Continue reading

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Soon-To-Be-Dads, Things We Want to Warn You About! Love, New Moms

This post is the result of the discovery that a male friend of mine was extremely delusional about sex after childbirth. He was horrified to learn of the six-week rule of thumb suggested by many health care professionals, and mystified at … Continue reading

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How to Cut to the Chase in Knowing What Kind of Person You’re Signing Up For

It might sound crazy but hear me out. It’s expensive, but well worth the cost. Especially when considering other potential costs that come with spending time in a bad relationship. Lost years, emotional turmoil, divorce… The perfect pre-test to any … Continue reading

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How Ten Minutes a Day Wins at Writing and Wins at Life

Like a lot of things, I go in waves with my writing. For awhile everything inspires me, and pretty word combinations float effortlessly through my mind. Then I’ll hit a slump, and fall out of practice. Something else might be … Continue reading

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