I have to admit I completely lost it on my crew last Monday night. Yup, pretty much the opposite of keeping my ____* together. *sh^t, zen, happy, life…(you pick) Thankfully, Dave wasn’t here to witness the meltdown — he was at his essential place of work.   Let me explain. Many members of the crew were…

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On a Sunday afternoon in January, I got the call from my husband that had been skiing with our youngest two. “Aaron crashed,” my husband said. “Come quickly. I don’t know how bad it is.” I sped to the ski area. By the time I arrived Aaron had been discharged from first-aid and was propped…

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Delia, a bright-eyed high school junior, sat in my office. “You saw my transcript?” she asked in a cringing tone. “I’m trying harder. I’m working on that.” I had reviewed her transcript. She clearly had the best of intentions. Her freshman year, though, was killing her confidence, not to mention her GPA. One B, 3…

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Pregnant with Natalie, I found myself on an incredibly demanding project that required me to come up with multiple creative interactive storyboards that would be produced as computer games to explore math concepts. I’d storyboard hour after hour, and when I found myself exhausted, frantic for an idea, staring at the cursor on the screen,…

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Did you know that college acceptances are “contingent” on your performance? After the rush of applications and push to bump up your GPA, some may succumb to the lure of leisure, of showing up a little less academically. Of posting on social media sites sharing about your “in-school” staycation. A few years back a student…

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