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I can't believe it's already May! This month is extra special for my family and me because it's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In 1979, Jeanie Jew noticed that the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were not...
Teacher’s Appreciation Week is approaching! As we celebrate all teachers for their dedication to providing excellence for our children’s success, let’s take the time to show them how much we appreciate them. As a teacher myself, I have good...
How Many Are in There?! When the ultrasound technician shared with us that there was not one--but two--beating hearts in my belly, I was FREAKED OUT!! I wasn't prepared to have two babies at the same time. I was already...
Ever have a kid with bad teeth? Like lots of cavities, pain from cavities, discoloration, over-crowding...etc. Did the child need some serious dental work, but the thought of going to Children's and putting them to sleep make you a...
When our younger child was in high school and our older in college, my husband and I had the opportunity to get away to the beach for several days alone.  He loves to tell the story of how, as...
April in Autism Awareness Month. To be completely transparent, when I first sat down to write about this, I considered which “acceptable” topics I might discuss, i.e. those that inspire but don’t push any buttons or those that educate...
Many bad things happened in 2020, and I will never forget the trauma of living through it all. I’ve been reflecting on a lot of things that happened this past year as the Covid-19 pandemic just had its first--and...
Alright y'all. My family just got back from our very first trip to Dollywood, and we had a BLAST! It was such a sweet trip, and I learned a lot about the do's and don'ts of this very special...
On the anniversary of The Pandemic, I find myself reflecting on this past year. I’m lamenting and my heart aches for so many. I also am desperately searching for beauty in the midst of such devastating loss. I don’t...
Easter 2021 Let's be real, Covid-19 has changed the way we celebrate holidays. Easter 2020, coronavirus was just beginning to make its way into the United States. I remember watching our church service remotely, dressing up the kids to take...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...