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Find Your 'Why'

Find Your 'Why'
I can remember the exact moment as a child that I felt as though I had to live up to the unattainable beauty standards placed on us as women in th...

Why I'm Voting

Why I'm Voting
Last weekend, my husband and I joined a solidarity march to the polls. As I held my Andrew Gillum sign high in the air and chanted "Our voice matte...

My Hometown: Ellenville, NY

My Hometown: Ellenville, NY
I grew up in upstate New York. Since leaving, many people I encounter assume that Ellenville is like any small town, which is accurate to an extent...

Be Human.

Be Human.
Upon arriving home from a trip my husband and I took to Italy, I immediately planned a night out with my mom to catch up. We hadn't seen one anothe...

Vacation for Clarity

Vacation for Clarity
The roles we play in our lives force us to become many things at various times that aren’t necessarily representations of our true selves. We carry...

6 Simple Ways to Take Action on Gun Control

6 Simple Ways to Take Action on Gun Control
Enough is Enough. If you're like us you may be wanting to make your voice heard on the issue of gun control but no idea where to start. We've put ...

Refusing to be Silent

Refusing to be Silent
From the age of seven I can remember walking into Shea stadium, home of the New York Mets dressed in rival Atlanta Braves gear from head to t...

Carrying Kindness: A Teacher's Thoughts on Guns

Carrying Kindness: A Teacher's Thoughts on Guns
My teammates and I all gathered in a circle for our weekly planning meeting and this week our agenda was blank. Instead of our usual one hundred it...

Valentine's Day: Simple Style Guide

Valentine's Day: Simple Style Guide
Ok ladies, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’re probably stressing out about what to wear. I have alrea...

Understanding & Celebrating Diversity

Understanding & Celebrating Diversity
I may be slightly late in discussing my recent lessons on Martin Luther King; however, I find that diversity is a topic that doesn’t require a Nati...

Stand with our Teachers

Stand with our Teachers
Last night I attended a peaceful protest in Sarasota County, speaking out for teachers to receive fair wages. It was an empowering night for all in...

Make a Difference this Holiday Season

Make a Difference this Holiday Season
This is the first Christmas in 24 years that I will not lay on my parent’s couch, with my family dog curled up behind my legs, watching Ralphie sho...