Life Lessons from Youth Sports

Yesterday, I spent 10 hours at our son’s basketball tournament. Yes. TEN. I am exhausted. As a mother of a player, and observer of the game, you may wonder where my exhaustion comes from. This mushy-brained, stare-at-the-wall state has nothing to do with the amount of time we were there, or the fact that I…

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Good Morning, Patterns

Some mornings you just have to laugh at yourself. I just stood in the middle of my kitchen, overcome with anxiety and rage, as I looked at the mess that smirked from spaces I clean three or four times a day. I know what you’re thinking. Why do I continue to clean-up the same mess…

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Sometimes the things that UNITE US have everything and nothing to do with US. We are parents, that spend our lives commuting to watch our children learn from, and play games they love. We are parents that divide and conquer, and expect that, at the end of the day, we will return home to share…

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Tears, Fears and 20 years

Although I am not always quick to admit this, I graduated from high school 20 years ago. About a year prior to the momentous anniversary, rumors of a reunion began to swirl, and I started to consider what the scenario may look like. Although I was totally satisfied leaving the 18-year-old version of myself in…

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Still Small

I stood outside, tonight, as summer blew her dewy warmth across my skin. She seemed unwilling to concede to autumn- a stubbornness I was grateful for. My toes on the edge of the lawn, I remained a statue, fixed, on the horizon. “I am still small. I am still small.” I could not stop repeating…

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The STATE I wish could all be UNITED in? ❤️ Feeling SAFE ❤️ We cannot thrive if we are worried about survival and safety! This morning I helped facilitate a training about a program I am passionate about: @greendotgreaterfdl Violence prevention takes many forms. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do…

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Embracing signs of Life

The state of being I want to learn to enjoy? ❤️EMBRACING SIGNS OF LIFE❤️ I often scurry around our house looking to “reset” it. I rush to make it look “perfect” or “untouched”. I will admit that sometimes I resent the work I am doing- picking-up the same pair or dirty socks, washing the same…

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