Apex, NC is the #1 place to live, really?

Apex Jazz Music Festival Okay, I have to admit that when my daughter sent me a text telling me that Apex was the 2015 #1 place to live in the nation, I was a bit befuddled. Not because I disagreed with the report, because I totally love Apex, but because I simply have not been […]

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I Choose Love

“Never be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” When I met Shawn in May of 2000, I had no idea he would become my husband. We were complete opposites (still are). He challenged me, and I frustrated him, but we could not get enough of each other.    We […]

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WCW: Janet Jackson

In the spirit of fun and loving Janet Jackson, I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to Miss Jackson because I am one of those lucky enough to be going to see her tomorrow night as she comes through NC on her Unbreakable World Tour. First of all, I have loved Janet ever since she was […]

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A Labor of Love

Five years ago on Labor Day, I gave birth to a sweet baby girl. So this weekend was pretty special because we got to celebrate the 5th birthday of our little handful, Tamia. I wanted the day to be fun filled, so keep reading to see how this Mama made the day a success! Here’s […]

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Teacher Tuesday: Back to School (bts)

#backtoschool #bts School Year 2015-16 is underway, and all I can think about is how I plan to make this year one of the best ones yet. I do have a few habits that I need to create in order to make this school year as successful as it can be. These blogs have given […]

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Motivation Monday (All Good Things…)

Yes the saying “All Good Things Must Come to an End” is correct, but I refuse to let the validity of that notion define how I end my summer and begin the school year. Instead, I will let the wise words of Dr. Seuss motivate me because after all, it is more important to count […]

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Media Monday: “Straight Outta Compton”

Straight Outta Compton in Theaters Friday, 8.14.15 When I was growing up my mama was strict, and maybe a little over the top, but when it came to art and self-expression she was usually pretty cool. That’s why when I bought the N.W.A cassette tape and my sister bought the Eazy E cassette tape, I […]

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Currently Crushing: Express Jeans

   When I was growing up, back to school shopping meant getting new jeans. A fresh pair of jeans for the new school year was the must have item, just as important as notebook paper and pencils. While even though the paper and pencils are necessities, my clothing necessities have changed. As a teacher, any […]

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what teachers are thinking

August means Back to School, and while the beginning of the school year is exciting and filled with new goals and better ideas, the reality of being a teacher means having random thoughts that non educators would not understand. Here are just a few, enjoy! I have been busy pinning classroom ideas! Check ’em out […]

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