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Bully: A Must Watch Film
By     |    Sep 5, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Spirit Lady, Uncategorized     |    10 Comments

Bully: A Must Watch Film

This month, I’m going to post on some eye-opening movies I’ve seen lately. Bully, a documentary, follows the stories of five families impacted by bullying. This movie brought up a lot of emotion for me. Things have most definitely escalated since I was in school, because I don’t remember kids killing themselves after months–or even years–of being bullied. And I definitely do not remember school officials turning a blind eye […]

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Kindergarten and Mommy’s Existential Crisis
By     |    Aug 15, 2013
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Spirit Lady     |    13 Comments

Kindergarten and Mommy’s Existential Crisis

My big boy starts Kindergarten today. Whooooppppeeee! Did I just write that? Oh yes I did. I am not one of those moms who will suffer from separation anxiety, but [sigh] I will probably cry because this is a big step. Since becoming a mom nearly six years ago, I have experienced the full spectrum of human emotion on the roller coaster called motherhood. Things I’ve given up: A career […]

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Family Closeness: How Do You Bridge Two Continents?
By     |    Aug 8, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    16 Comments

Family Closeness: How Do You Bridge Two Continents?

Six. Weeks. My in-laws visited for six weeks! My two reactions: 1) Yay! I’ll have extra help and I can, thank you God, actually leave the house without a kid and an infant. Which equals freedom to write, freedom to visit friends, freedom to go grocery shopping without a million requests for snacks or toys. 2) Oh. That means I’m in charge of anticipating and fulfilling the needs of two […]

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