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I’ve killed every plant I’ve ever owned. Last winter, my sister-in-law graciously gifted me succulents—plants that theoretically take care of themselves. They didn’t make it to summer. Currently, once-beautiful tulips sit wilting by my kitchen sink. I love the idea of plants. I love how they create a warm, inviting atmosphere in our home. I[…]

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I’m not a sci-fi movie person. But I’ve seen my fair share of blockbusters to know what happens when the aliens arrive. Chaos ensues. The sky grows dark beneath a shroud of alien vessels. One by one, the skyscrapers begin to crumble like sandcastles. Screaming people flee in every direction through a haze of smoke.[…]

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I love back-to-school season. The thrill of buying new pens, fresh books ready to be cracked open, and possibility hanging in the air. I’m a nerd, and I’ll own it. Give me a gift card to Staples, and I’m a happy woman. However, since becoming a mom of school-age kids, the season has turned bittersweet.[…]

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Dear Mom, Thank you. I cannot think of more appropriate words to say besides those two simple, yet powerful ones. You are deserving of gratitude every single day for the way you raised your family, you maintained your grace, you balanced schedules, and you blessed others. Today and every day I am thankful for the[…]

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