Writer/Teacher/Renaissance Chick

(Plus Five Things They Definitely Don’t)

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Well, it happened. After a whirlwind year of virtual teaching I returned to the classroom in late August. What a ride.

After 20 years of spending my days with five year olds, I have seen most things: guided the overindulged, searched for the hidden triggers of those with emotional trauma…

Please Hang Up the Phone

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Mama, I feel you. Life with little ones is hectic, harried, and completely exhausting. Every moment they are awake can be a test of your patience. All the claps; I know you are doing the best that you can.

When I was a young mom, I had to become the…

Forgive and Forget

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I guess you could say that my dad chose to learn lessons the hard way. He had the soul of a rebel, even saying to us recently that “If someone says I can’t do something, that’s exactly what I want to do. I may have had no interest in it…

A 9 Lives Story

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This is Fatty. No, her name isn’t actually Fatty, but like the child who only hears her full name when she is in trouble, she is rarely called Ebony. I don’t really remember when we began to call her Fatty or Fat Ass as she is also known. It could…

Life, love, and Sex and the City part 12: Do you judge yourself in the mirror of other women? Inquiring minds want to know.

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She’s shiny hair, style section, Vera Wang …
and I’m the sex column they run next to the ad for penile implants.

How many ways have I judged myself against the image I create of another woman? My past is littered with the magazine cutouts of the “perfect” women I…

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