thanking teachers this Christmas

Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation. Teachers invest all they have into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare. When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for — my son’s teacher. Joseph is in his first […]

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sister, sister

I didn’t grow up with sisters. I have one younger brother, and spent my childhood bossing him around, convincing him to play Barbies. I always wondered what it’d be like to have a sister. Could I borrow clothes from her? Would we braid each other’s hair, a la Little House on the Prairie? And let’s […]

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love notes

I rocked cowlicky bangs and thick wire glasses in elementary school. I was a chronic teacher’s pet and I wrote more than one letter to our senator requesting updated technology in our computer lab. I was quite the catch. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, I put down my Babysitter’s Club books and was giddy to hand-pick valentines […]

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marriage & life lessons from improv

I met my husband in a theater arts class in high school. It was a first hour class and I’d stumble into my seat in West High’s little theater just before the final warning bell rang. I secretly wished we’d be numbered off in the same group for our cavemen skits because even though he was loud and not my […]

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top posts of 2014

Can we all just agree that blogging is a little weird? It’s this tucked-away bit of space where we allow parts of ourselves to spill out on to the keys, striving to share our stories and be better for it. I think this little corner of the Internet is at its best when I’m honest, authentic, and hopefully […]

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