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It’s OK to be Sad

We are all moms here. So how many of you have seen Disney Pixar’s Inside Out? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. It’s a great movie about emotions and feelings, and let me tell you a secret, I (a grown adult) learned something from that movie.  I had a realization while watching it other […]

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Ashley L. - April 2020

To the Mom in Target, I See You

One of my favorite pastimes is strolling up and down the aisles of Target at 8:45 on a Saturday morning, Starbucks in hand. I smile ear-to-ear because I thoroughly enjoy my early morning strolls through Target with coffee, just me and the kids.  Occasionally, I get the rude, unforgiving stares of strangers. Whether it is […]

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hittingback

Hitting Back

On my way to work the other day, I heard an interesting debate on the radio. The debate was about a kindergarten program in Phoenix that began an initiative to get kids to tell a teacher and not retaliate when they are bullied/hit/pushed or in a confrontation. A bunch of parents called in saying they […]

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Teenage Lingo 101

Teenage Lingo 101

As someone who works all day with teenagers and tries SO hard to get to know all 200 on a personal level to connect their education to their real life. I’ve realized that I am totally lame, and totally okay with it. However, I’ve also realized that teenagers are speaking in lingo we don’t understand […]

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