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honestly

Treasure the Moment

He said it sweetly enough and was holding a dandelion in my direction. It must have been the 269th dandelion he gave me this year and at the moment with sweat threatening to trickle down my back and with the house all locked up, I didn't want a dandelion. read more

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5 Reasons Why Arts in Education is Important for Kids

A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate. read more

honestly

Polar Opposites Attract

Fifteen years ago, I met my husband. A tall, athletic, quiet person, who preferred to be left alone to work on his math and economics, so he could blare punk rock as loud as his heart desired. read more

we love

An Open Letter to Moms from Kid President

“If every mom in the world knew how awesome they were, every problem in the world would be fixed.” Watch to see the rest of the 10 things moms should know. read more

be you, bravely

You Are Already Living Brave

"Shhhhhh, it’s okay, Mommy’s here." Words I whisper often in the dark. I take my fingers and push her hair away from her forehead. I do my best with my presence and my words to reassure both of us that she indeed will be okay. That she is safe. That I will take care of her. read more