At the beginning of this year, I declared it to be my year of joy. It was my one word new year and basically the only thing I could think about as I transitioned out…

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This week I learned about the beautiful Detroit meteorologist, Jessica Starr, who took her own life. I don’t watch the news anymore, so I wasn’t familiar with her, but my first thought was, “I wonder…

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I vowed to never get an elf. The idea seemed exhausting and quite frankly I didn’t want to have to keep up yet another fib for my child. Santa. Easter Bunny. Tooth Fairy.  At some…

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I have a festive habit of skipping right to Christmas come November in my home. But as a teacher, I can’t quite do that. The kiddos are demanding turkey fun and I don’t mind obliging.…

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