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No Kids Allowed, Part 2
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No Kids Allowed, Part 2

The hubs and I went on a vacation last week. Jrue and Jai stayed back in Georgia with my fantastic sister-in-law so that their weekday routine and cohesion could continue and so that mom and dad could attain some one-on-one level of renewal. On Monday night, we boarded a flight…

May 2, 2018
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Spring Break 2018 by Tracey Hamilton

After nearly seven years of working in education, Spring Break and I have developed this love-hate relationship. Spring Break for a person working in the public school system is supposed to be the time when you get to relish in the fact that you…

April 27, 2018
Spring Broke by Randy Gatling
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Spring Broke by Randy Gatling

Spring Break hasn’t really been the same since being in school. There’s really not a “spring break” once you start adulting until you have school-age children. Then you have to take a leave from work to coincide with your children’s Spring Break. Being that…

April 26, 2018
Our Sweet Mini-Break by Terricha Phillips
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Our Sweet Mini-Break by Terricha Phillips

What type of Spring Break does a 2-year-old toddler have? Not much, since his daycare is in session during a typical Spring Break week, and there are a few designated off days for professional development and holidays. Knowing this, I schedule my time off…

April 25, 2018
The Power of a Wish by Vernita Finch
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The Power of a Wish by Vernita Finch

When asked to write about Spring Break, a plethora of memories flooded my thoughts. Vacations, relaxation, sleeping in…you know, all of the things that go the way of fantasies once you have kids. I will admit, I panicked. Did people really want to hear…

April 24, 2018
No Kids Allowed, Part 1
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No Kids Allowed, Part 1

I maintain an active imagination. If I happen upon a lovely photo online of an isolated island paradise, I can literally visualize myself there, soaking in warm shade and sea air, a fortuitous daydream of this real or false destination. I mentally photo-shop a laughing me into a romantic…

April 19, 2018
Dear Vacuum Cleaner...A Love Story
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Dear Vacuum Cleaner…A Love Story

Firstly, allow me to admit that we’ve been through many vacuum cleaners in our short time as a family. In our 13 years of companionship, the hubs and I have housed 4 or 5 vacuums, each more promising than the last. We had to originate a…

April 1, 2018
What Parents Know For Sure
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What Parents Know For Sure

There is no manual for parenthood, as much as we want it to be true. Parenting strategy usually arrives in ebb-and-flow, trial-and-error form, as much as we want it not to be true. Over time through the cultural doctrine of verbal pass-down, parents have developed a semblance of a…

March 28, 2018
This March Weather
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This March Weather

March is usually a promising month for me. It marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of what I dub “the pollen season” here in Georgia. I’d definitely choose the yellow annoyance over forecasts of ice since the latter means surrounding city shutdowns…

March 25, 2018