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My Son's Two Left Feet and One Big Grin

My Son’s Two Left Feet and One Big Grin

Watching my little boy play sports is like having an out-of-body experience. He is – at least physically – me. Three paces behind the other children on his two left feet. But it’s there that our similarities end. While my body physically responds (think sweat and hot cheeks) to the memory of anxiety and shame, […]

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What's your one word of the year

What’s Your Word?

A few years ago, my New Year’s resolution was to never again make a New Year’s resolution. I had a bad habit of setting my goals way too high and then falling short every single year which left me feeling like a total failure. I would decide on New Year’s Eve (probably after eating pizza […]

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My Diverse World ::| Atlanta Area Moms Blog ::|

My Diverse World

I live in Gwinnett County, one of the fastest growing counties in terms of diversity. I love that I can eat at local restaurants and eat food from around the world. Especially street tacos with homemade corn tortillas. I have neighbors that are of different nationalities. They are Mexican, African, Asian, Black, White, Central and […]

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You Are Enough: How I Know Even Though We Haven't Met

Mama, You Are Enough: How I Know Even Though We Haven’t Met

“A total stranger told me today I should have more than one child.” “Someone asked me what I was going to do now that my kids are in school.” “I was approached to chaperone the field trip, but got ‘the look’ when I said I couldn’t get away from the office.” “A friend told me […]

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Gotcha! |:: Atlanta Area Moms Blog ::|

Gotcha!

Yep, it has been a year since I became a momma…August 16, 2016, to be exact. We get to celebrate our 1st Gotcha Day. Which, the 12-year-old loves because it means it is a second round of birthday gifts. While I had been present for 4 years, being present is not the same as being […]

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Letting Your Kids Fail

Letting Your Kids Fail

A year ago I read the book The Gift of Failure. As a former teacher and a mom, so much of the book resonated with me. Many of Jessica Lahey’s words made me want to virtually high-five her. Yes! Letting your kids forget their homework and try hard things- this is how they learn that […]

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