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FREE KINDLE DAYS! Dino Deegan Turns 1!

To celebrate the one year release anniversary of my Children’s book, Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class, I will have the Kindle version available for FREE today through Thursday (9/30/21) if you’re interested in downloading a copy. This book is about a juvenile Dromaeosaurus who struggles making friends because he is different than the other kids and …

Let’s Talk About When it’s “One Less”. Back to School Edition

Let’s Talk About When it’s “One Less”. Back to School Edition When my daughter Maddy graduated high school this past June, I had a set of emotions that mirrors trail mix. My feelings were very mixed with excitement for her, nervousness about her new path in this world, and sad that she was wrapping up …

“I can do this.”…”Can I do this?”…”Yes, I can.”

The roller coaster of single parenting  The idea that life has its ups and down is nothing new. We each have our own analogy about life…mine relates it to a roller coaster. Excitement, then fear JUST before you jump on. Then there’s the silent moment when you’re not sure if you want to scream from …

“It’s Quiet Here”. Getting back to a new new normal when the kids go back to in person learning.

It’s quiet here. I don’t think, as parents, we realize how much having the kids home for school has changed our routine until they are no longer at home for school. Wednesday is my teach day. During every 10 minute break, lunch break, and once class is over, I go upstairs and check on class. …

Burnout: Identifying it, Preventing It, and Recovering From It

Burnout Definition: “A state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long term involvement in emotionally demanding situations.” – Ayala Pines and Elliot Aronson Work, family, school, and social life. These are just a few factors that can contribute to burnout. With nearly 25% of individuals experiencing burnout at some point in their lives, …