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Kimberly Rues
Works at Lee's Summit R7 School District
Attended University of Central Missouri
Lives in Kansas City, MO
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+Ilene Evans You inspired me! Thank you -- now I have to just LOOK UP! #selfimprovement   #courageous   #confident  
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And you inspired me!  What a great surprise today!  Thank you! 
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From high school dropout wannabe to college bound kid. What a difference two years makes. #proud    
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Woohoo! Congrats to your son and you too, mommy! 
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Fabulous advice!
Let's be honest – blogging is stressful! Do you find yourself in a constant circle of writing blog posts, promoting your blog posts, commenting on other blogs just to do it all again the next day? Or are you carrying around more blogging stress than you should be? If so, 2014 needs to be the ...
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Be #Brave  today! 
Every single time I hear Brave by Sara Bareilles I am inspired to be a better, stronger person. Whether it means standing up to another adult who bullies a chil
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Even when we're lost, we can find ourselves. #depression   #anxiety  
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Make a difference this holiday season. 
This is the fourth year I’ve compiled a list of gifts that give back. There are some old favorites on this list as well as some new finds, but all of these companies are making a big impact in the world.  As you are doing you...
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If you are a #singlemom take some time to check out this list of FABULOUS single mama bloggers -- they all have great stuff to say (and blush I made the list too!)
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I do love +Costco and not just for the free samples. 
It's not just the bulk toilet paper and $1.50 hot dog combos.
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My reflections on Sandy Hook (from last year) -- but the words ring true today. 

#SandyHook   #LoveWins   
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My kid vs. your kid. It's not a competition. 
I have been absent from this writing space of mine for quite some time. Believe me, it wasn't that I didn't have something to say.  Life's been nuts. And some
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What is a patriot? The answer might surprise you. http://www.rubberchickenmadness.com/2013/11/veterans-day-2/  #VeteransDay 
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Occupation
By day? School Librarian By night? Writer of all things.
Skills
Research, curriculum writing, Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop, educational technology, blogging, social media, professional development, selection and acquisition of materials, online subscription resource instruction
Employment
  • Lee's Summit R7 School District
    Library Media Specialist, 2007 - present
  • Rubber Chicken Madness
    Owner, 2010 - 2014
  • Lee's Summit R7 School District
    Classroom Teacher, 1996 - 2007
  • Kansas City Missouri School District
    Classroom Teacher, 1991 - 1996
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Kansas City, MO
Story
Tagline
It's not what I planned, but it's perfect anyway.
Introduction
One overworked, overwrought mother...
Two active boys...
A neurotic dog...
And a rubber chicken...

Welcome to my world. 
Bragging rights
Recycling superhero (or nutcase), constant bookworm, crafter of killer homemade pizza, imperfect parent
Education
  • University of Central Missouri
    Education Specialist: School Library Science, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
    Masters of Science: Education - Curriculum and Instruction, 1991 - 1997
  • Rockhurst University
    Bachelor of Arts: Education, 1987 - 1991
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Win a Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit!

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Paying for College: FAFSA Federal Application for Student Aid and a list...
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FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) is the application for federal aid like Pell grants, loans, and work study programs.

10 Things to Let Go Of On Your Blog In 2014 - The SITS Girls
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My mom told me that I am afraid to love. I am afraid she is right. I put my dog to sleep this morning. I should say we, my family, though it

Free Printables for a Blog Notebook | Free Printable Calendars
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We're Not The Same
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Influencer of the Week – Rubber Chicken Madness
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Our Influencer of the Week is just about the most enthusiastic Sverve cheerleader you'd ever care to find. Whatever happens on Sverve, she's

In which I thank the Duchess of Cambridge
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To Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge (or, as we all refer to her, Kate): THANK YOU! Signed, Every woman who has ever given birth

50 Ways to Save More By Using Less
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In our family's my never-ending quest to save money, water, energy, and the environment, I've tried lots of ways to save more by using less.

Saving Mr. Banks - The Mary Poppins Story - With Just a Bit of Magic
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While I was in Chicago for BlogHer I saw a trailer for this new movie, Saving Mr. Banks, that is opening up this winter and it quickly rose

kissing the frog: Your Kid's Behavior at the Pool Makes Me Like You Less
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The other day we went to the pool for the first time in a long time. The triple digit heat has finally broken here in the Midwest, and I for

If a Birthday Happens and No One Is There to Blow Out the Candles, Do Yo...
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So this is the question I ask myself every July. And I’m not the only grieving parent that struggles with this question. Many of us do. July

Judgmental Mother
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My name is Jill and I have a confession to make: As much as I believe we should never judge one another and only be supportive, I have been

Announcing: BlogHer 5K Chicago Fun Run, Presented by Best Buy
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Get ready to lace up those running shoes because the annual BlogHer 5K is back and better than ever! This year, BlogHer is excited to be par

Do You Know What?
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Driving around running errands is sooooo not the glamorous life. Nor is it at all entertaining. Sometimes a momma has to do what a momma has

kissing the frog: Pictures Can Lie
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I'm so unenthused about sending out holiday cards. I have been since 2009. Actually, it's been a lot longer than that. When I was single, I

In My Own Skin: Bathing Suits and Body Image
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When we loosen the claws of our own perceptions, what we see is light.