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Month: September 2021

Carline Chronicles

Carline Chronicles

When any person arrives at the time in their life where they will soon become a parent, there are things which are anticipated with whimsical glee and wild naïveté–  newborn onesies, first words, toddling steps, trips to the zoo, first day of kindergarten…  But there is a darkside to which no novice parent gives a second thought, and that is the carline. If you have school age kids, I know you read that with a little pain in your heart. …

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Mind Over Margin

Mind Over Margin

If you had asked 14 year old me what she wanted to do with her life, she would have boldly declared the dreams and passions that still swirl my mind today.  At 14, I was confident.  Fearless.  Daring.  And naive.   Back then, nothing was off the table.  In the 20+ years that have passed since, I find myself still on the journey to try to achieve those dreams.  What happened?  Did I try and fail?  Were my dreams too big? …

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The Destruction of Distraction

The Destruction of Distraction

When I was a teacher, I used to do an activity with my students where I made them guess certain things about me as a lesson in perception and judgment.  How many siblings do you think I have?  What kind of family did I have?  What occupations did my parents have?  What did I go to college for?  What kind of food do I like to eat?  What do I drive?  Their answers were often so off base which was…

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Silence the Shame

Silence the Shame

For a long time, sweet husband and I have talked about needing to get into a regular exercise routine.  It has long since been something that we have wanted to do together, but it is only now in this season of life that our schedules afford us this opportunity.   So finally, we bit the bullet, and now every day we have a standing appointment with a trainer who does his best to whip us into shape while bringing us as…

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