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Lindsey Brackett
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Why I'm Terrified of Viruses (and a $10 EPantry Credit!)
Amazing, isn't it,  how something unseen can bring you to your knees? One dreaded word gets thrown about like parade candy this time of year but with less enthusiasm. Virus. Respiratory. Hand-foot-mouth. And every mother's nightmare that often appears at 3 ...
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Why #WeWelcomeRefugees and Writing Stories Matter
So when I see the pictures all over the internet of children losing their lives to the world's deadliest border crossing and Germans holding signs welcoming the Syrian refugees (why is they don't fear the terrorism the U.S. does ?), I wonder if how I'm spen...
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On Fatigue, Fear, and Friday Night Lights
I've reached that point where my major project is finished and exhaustion has set in. I think that's the real reason publishers make you wait on a response--that piece of work needs time to rest and I need time to recover. Not to mention, I think I've prett...
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Why, Sometimes, You Have to Fall Apart
Long about this time last week, I totally and completely lost it. I'll spare you the details, but there was a lot of slamming and shaking and yelling. My kids are in that transition time where we figure out how to come home from school and not eat everythin...
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One Year Ago...
One year ago, he still had a paci. The "ba" he called it. One year ago, we had never heard the term "Clinically Isolated Syndrome" or "oligoclonal banding" and I wasn't on a first name basis with nurses at a neurology office. One year ago, my oldest wasn't ...
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That July We Got Flooded in Louisville, Forgot Our Anniversary, and I Wrote a Book
Seems no matter how many times I preach to myself about margin and leaving empty space, those little calendar blocks fill faster than the inflatable swimming pool leaks. We're staring down the end of summer vacation--school starts FRIDAY here and I have no ...
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Savoring Friday Night Pizza
In our house, almost every Friday night is Pizza Night.  It's a tradition I stole from my aunt who moved up to Boston and got all Yankee-fied on us but who still makes amazing pizza when she's back in God's country for a visit.  I loved the idea of using di...
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The Art of Capturing the Moment...Without a Camera
We had a few moments yesterday sandwiched in between Vacation Bible School and meltdowns on the way to Chic-Fil-A and wrangling goats for a friend. Just enough moments that I thought maybe everyday, every moment, every element of our busy well-worn life doe...
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Coming Back to Life
I think I've just run out of steam. Somehow we survived the last three months of Joshua's work overload that included a college course in entrepreneurship for small businesses, two trips to Boston, and twice a week evening webinars. Somehow we survived twic...
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We Want Unique Kids, But We Teach Them Standard
This post originally appeared in The Northeast Georgian on April 24, 2015. It’s spring. Farmers turn soil into bounty. Thunderstorms rush
us inside. Fresh cut grass permeates the air. Teachers find their brave face. Because it’s test week. This week The Geo...
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