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because life has ups and downs…

First Week of School

Classes started for the kiddos in my school district this week. You know what that means, right? It means that students packed their bags with new school supplies. It means … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finding Happiness

When I wrote my book, LIFEGUARD, I explored many things to learn more about myself. The first thing that I dove into was the notion of happiness. I just wanted … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Hope I’m THAT Teacher

When the new school year starts in a couple of weeks, it will be my 30th year in the classroom. THIRTY YEARS! That equals thousands of souls that I have … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

When Your Teen Athlete Breaks Her Toe

Our youngest kid is tough. She rarely shows much emotion when she’s been hurt, physically or emotionally. She has been that way since she was a little girl. It’s just … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Empty Nest Test Drive

I’m sitting alone on a hotel bed as the rain pours down on the city below while our youngest daughter is at a concert. She was invited to go to … Continue reading

July 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

People Will Surprise You

My favorite niece found this blog yesterday. She earned that title of ‘favorite niece’ because she spent time reading every single post right down to the Contact page after she … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · 3 Comments

You Made Me Cry

I’m receiving a lot of feedback about my self-help book, LIFEGUARD. Comments are positive, and I couldn’t be happier about that! People appreciate that it’s a quick read with an … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment