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Looking back as far as elementary school, I can remember always having an appreciation for fancy pens, stickers, and any kind of stationary or cards that I could get my hands on. I sent cards to thank people for...
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In all honesty with you, these words I am about to share are from the rawest of heart, as these pages are tear-soiled ground for the grief that my family is encountering today, and I know you will relate...
The last several months have been a whirlwind of change and uncertainty. That's nothing new I'm telling you. You all are fully aware of the constant day-to-day upheaval. The constant questions of when we can see our friends and...
I wholeheartedly believe that my marriage and husband come before my daughter. There. I said it. But before you blast me, please read all the way to the end. My husband and I both come from broken homes. Even though...

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Kids are going to lie/fib/omit the truth/hide something/etc. at some point in their lives.  We were once kids; we all did it.  The hope is that we can correct this impulse and turn them into honest, trustworthy adults.  There are...
About a year ago, I read the article Stop Gaslighting Your Kids. I wanted to like it because I agreed with the author's general idea - validate your kid's feelings. But I couldn't. Knowing no good was coming out of my response,...
You were the one that got me through my bad breakup; the one that pushed me to be myself. You encouraged me, laughed with me, and stood your ground with me.  You were the one that helped me see what...

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