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Everyday Truth · 2M ago

The Power of No

This space has been pretty quiet for a while. It may seem like I fell off the map. In a way, I did. You see, the past 18 months or so have been pretty challenging. Over the course of those.....
Everyday Truth · 3M ago

The Quiet Kids

I’m the mom of a quiet kid. She’s the girl in class who knows the answers but rarely raises her hand. She’ll talk with you if you talk to her, but she’s not likely to speak up much otherwise...
Everyday Truth · 5M ago

The America That I Know

It’s election season, and I have been listening to the candidates talk. What I hear, makes me sad. Every candidate seems to point out the flaws and the terrible things about our country. It ...
Everyday Truth · 5M ago

What Do We Tell Our Kids About the Election?

Usually, I love election year. I love to watch democracy at work, and I enjoy sharing a civics lesson or two with my kids. This year, my girls are 13 and 15. It’s a perfect time to have grea...
Everyday Truth · 7M ago

Reflections on the First Day of School

It’s just me, my computer, my water bottle and the Olympics this morning. It’s quiet for the first time in three months. The dogs are taking some well-deserved naps. I’m catching up on some ...
Everyday Truth · 9M ago

Making Sense of the Senseless

For the past two days, I’ve sat at my computer wanting to write, but not knowing what to say. I’m a writer. That’s what I do. That’s how I process things. That’s how I make sense of the worl...
Everyday Truth · 11M ago

A Birthday Prayer for My 13-Year-Old

My baby girl turned 13 yesterday. She’s officially a teenager. There’s something about having your youngest child enter her teens. Childhood in your house is officially over. You’ve got five...
Everyday Truth · 1Y ago

Embracing Your Season

The sun is shining, and it’s warm here today. We’re probably still in for some more cold weather, but it’s clear the seasons are changing. Spring is on its way. My writing in this space has ...
Everyday Truth · 10M ago

When You Don’t Know What to Do

I have this daughter. She’s 12. She’s smart. She’s funny. She’s compassionate. She’s stubborn. She’s challenging. She sees the world through a lens I don’t have and marches to a beat I don’t...
Everyday Truth · 10M ago

When You’re Too Tired for Christmas

Christmas is in four days. My house is decorated. My kids are excited. And I am tired. This year has worn me out. 2015 has been a long, hard slog from January to December. Every time I thoug...