The day I was accused of shoplifting from the Dollar Store.

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Photo used with Creative Commons license from https://www.flickr.com/photos/44124466731@N01/27687364/ Well, it was today actually. Not last weekend, when I was sick and hadn’t showered or changed my clothes in three days. Not in December when I was dragging two screaming children through the store in a last ditch effort to have them shop for gifts for each other. Not even when

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What I’ll tell my daughters to wear to school

There are young girls all across this country actively distracting their entire student population and teachers every single day. At least if you believe what you read. What crazy acts of violence, illegal drugs, and debauchery are they partaking in this time? They wear yoga pants. Or formal dresses showing their shoulders. They show up to school with slightly pink hair after participating

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How is married life?

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The second you get married people will start asking you this question. “How is married life?” Not just a few times, not just for a few weeks, but apparently for the first few years of your marriage. I have blundered my way through a response too many times to count. Let’s recap my life before marriage. -Future husband and I lived

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I am the one

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I recently starting journaling with my 8yr old. We take turns answering questions and leaving each other notes. One of the questions asked “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?” I put “I would be a writer.” She put “I would jump at Jumptime.” Almost the same thing. (Sidenote, she later confessed she thought it said FALL,

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To my favorite heart

When I decided to go to Kenya in 2010 many people thought it was a strange place to choose to visit. It didn’t make any sense when I tried to articulate it, but somewhere deep inside it fit so perfectly that I knew the experience would be important. So important that it justified a single mom, with two young children,

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