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As the wife of a fire chief, former special education teacher turned preschool teacher, and mom to two little ones, patience and flexibility are key to my world. Without these two things, my world does not turn. It stops and chaos takes over. Patience runs in my family. It often comes naturally for me to be patient. MOST [...]
The joy from Christmas and that first glimpse of snow is behind us. Sometimes it is hard to get outside at this time of year, especially with young kids. You have the coats, and all of the extra steps to get out of the house. Why not stay in and create a fun craft? You can search [...]
As the weather starts getting chilly, I want Chili! I love to make it because it is easy and so tasty. It is a favorite in our household and a favorite to share. You can make a huge pot with not a lot of effort. The best part of chili is all of the different [...]
As an only child, I was unsure if my future children would have the opportunity to have an uncle. When I married my husband who has a brother, this became a reality. My future kids would be lucky enough to have an Uncle. Uncles have special relationships with their nieces and nephews. These are just a [...]
“You lose yourself when you become a parent." This can be heard in groups and read about in every corner online. There is no doubt you can become a different person when your babies enter your world. But is this as negative as many suggest? Sure, there are the parts of myself that I have [...]
Today I let it go instead of letting it work me up. When my son didn't want to put his clothes on, I chased him around the couch and made him laugh. Today when he wanted the light up rain boots that were three sizes too big, we bought them. We even took the tags [...]
“I feel like my heart is in a different place. It doesn't feel like I am doing the right thing anymore.” I said this out loud to my husband after thinking it inside for a while. It was so hard to figure out. Teaching has always been my passion. I know I was placed in the perfect setting [...]