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Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language Welcome home… homeschooled that is.  Yes, I have braced myself for the onslaught of folks reminding me of the terror of COVID-19.  I am not here to negate the losses.  We have lost too.  Family members lost jobs, friends were very sick, acquaintances passed.  I know, none of us can champion that.  And I am an Oil Industry brat, so while many have rejoiced at the pump, I stood in …

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Stuff We As a Society Don’t Understand

Stuff We As a Society Don’t Understand If nothing else, the COVID-19 Pandemic has given us all plenty to talk about, at a distance of course, sometimes.  Although, there is a bunch we as a society don’t understand.  I am no expert, but, not to brag, I am coming up on my third book launch in August.  And my entire career was launched five years ago by telling my kids they weren’t that great and writing 31 blog posts on …

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Gratitude Blitz: Definitely Try This at Home

Gratitude Blitz: Definitely Try This at Home We have discovered a new thank you, it is something you might like, and it is safe to try at home.  And, I can be pretty clear about it.  Which, in these odd times is a bonus, because none of us know what we are doing or what is safe or real.    Besides never knowing what day or time it is since the Covid-19 quarantine began, the other thing I am uncertain of …

The United Crazed Voices of Quarantine

The United Crazed Voices of Quarantine

The United Crazed Voices of Quarantine I haven’t said much about anything, let alone written a word during the current nationwide quarantine.  Sure, I have some letters behind my name and I am a “professional” encourager. But honestly, I haven’t known what to say or why I would say it.   And frankly, it has all been said.  There are the deep thinkers and spiritual wizards and they are giving everyone permission to feel the feels, get mad at God, and …

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Pee First: A Bladder Story

Pee First: A Bladder Story I full-blown peed my pants this week.  I wasn’t laughing. And, I didn’t sneeze.  No, I just should have taken my own advice.  Pee first.   It really isn’t fair.  I am basically a fit woman.  Granted, I have given birth 4 times, to HUGE headed babies. Then I adopted two more babies.  This didn’t directly affect my bladder… I don’t think. However, after my hysterectomy in 2002, I thought things would normalize for me.  I …

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If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law

If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law If moms ruled the world, Mom Law would make life run much smoother.  Maybe not every day, especially not Mondays, but for just a moment, let’s look at how different things might be.  I got a text from my oldest daughter this week, it was a news article accompanied by a vomiting emoji. The minute I saw it, I pictured myself retching too.   The article was about comedian John Crist, an internet viral …