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An Open Letter To Maddie Runkles

Dear Maddie, You are an incredibly brave young woman. I’m amazed at your strength and poise during this time of very public exposure. I don’t know if you’ll ever get to read this, but your story stirred something inside of me and I had to respond. You made the hard choice, the path less traveled. I know that did not …

Gage Smile

Parenthood- Where I Realize I’m Not Prepared and Try to Talk Texas Tech Football

No one adequately prepared me for parenthood and in hindsight, no one really could. How can one be adequately prepared for something that is constantly changing, constantly growing, filled with immense joys and filled with indescribable trials?  I often hear people talk about having kids “when they are ready”, but you will never be fully ready. It’s like childbirth. You …

To My Weary Sister-in-Arms- The Homeschooling Mom in May

Listen, sister, we can be real here. This is a safe place. Not the internet, that’s not a safe place. But here in my little corner of the web, you are safe. It’s safe to admit that sometimes you might spend the month of May and early part of June researching every public and private school in your area because, …