curiosity-calls

Curiosity Calls

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In Big Magic, Liz Gilbert tells us to befriend curiosity. It can be any little whisper in your ear telling you to follow it. Except for alcohol or drugs, I would add, since I’ve just finished Janelle Hanchett’s brilliant...
I love the freshness of a new calendar and a new year. It's a time to start new routines and tighten up our schedules. It's a time to let go of some things, and a time to take up...
Since I teach philosophy for a living, it's often on my mind even when I get home and get into Mom mode. The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle thought that feeling anger could be a good challenge for us, like...
My three-year-old's honest confession: "I'm mad at you. I don't want to be happy ... but I love you."  His scowl as he spat these words at me was so fierce it took me aback. My head spun, and I breathed...
Not once have I been consoled by an adult who tried to rush me through sadness by telling me that I’m fine. Nunca he encontrado consuelo en las palabras de un adulto cuando me dice, “Ya pasó,” en su...
School came to an end just last week, and as my high school seniors entered my classroom, their eyes were dancing with excitement and wonder. They are about to enter a totally new stage of their life, and I...
What is it about social media that draws us into a sense of community, and solidarity, but also into a sense of uncertainty and anxiety? With every picture, every post, every comment, I feel as though I am never enough...
Goals and Grace Celeste Barnard

Goals and Grace

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  Let’s talk. It’s nearly February — do you already feel like you need a re-start? Do you feel like a failure and this year has just begun?! I’m coming to you today in solidarity, sister. What were your goals...
As we lay in bed one night, my 2-year-old turned to me and said, “Jesus made me beautiful and all my friends love me.” In that moment, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. I automatically agreed...
Dear Other Mom, You Win

Dear Other Mom, You Win

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Dear other mom, I see you everywhere. At dance class on Saturday morning, you arrive with your freshly painted manicure and pedicure. Your daughter, poised and sporting the same hairdo, smiles at me in a similar fashion, while you help...

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Let’s Explore: National Butterfly Center

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Hey RGV Moms, quarantine may have us all going a little crazy, but we know that outdoor spaces are good for our kids and...