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Learning how to age with grace

I’m such an old person. I’ve been called an “old soul” since I was a kid, and I take that as a compliment, but now it’s gone to a whole new level. I tell the same stories over and … more

Get your homework done

“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more

Quitting for the right reasons: 30 is the new 40

OK, time to come clean – I’m a big fat quitter. The last official day of my “40 days of yoga" challenge has come and gone, and let’s just say I didn’t graduate. When I signed up, I had … more

Schedule released for city manager search

Sealy city officials are moving forward with plans to bring in a permanent city manager to replace Larry Kuciemba, whose contract was terminated in late May. Warren Escovy, the city’s planning … more

Self-awareness in coaching

“Slug bug … one point!” “BLUE slug bug…that is my point not yours!” “I said it first!” “You didn’t say the right color … those are the rules.” “If I call it out … more

Portal enables donors to help Harvey-stricken schools

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Morath on Oct. 17 announced that school systems needing instructional materials — either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or … more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This week I saw our first glimpse into the holidays. We ran to Kroger to get a loaf of bread to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch (meal of champions), and right there next to the … more

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools … more

Have the terrible twos come early?

Not long ago, I brought our youngest, Cooper, to the doctor basically because he was “extremely fussy.” He’d been on the decline for about a week – more cranky than usual, not sleeping, and … more

Do your part to raise awareness this month

My mom is the funniest person I know. Not in a stand-up comedian kind of way, but in the way that she thought the poop emoji was a person in a tent. Sometimes she texts me, “You got me straight … more

Nothing changes if nothing changes

A few weeks ago I shared about starting a "40 days of yoga" challenge. I’d only been going to classes regularly for a few weeks and decided to jump right into this yoga marathon because I needed a … more

Sealy City Council needs to get it together

Municipal government fascinates me. Over the years I’ve attended a lot of city council meetings in Texas, Georgia and Florida (although they were called city commission meetings in Fort … more

Stick to sports?

I want you to imagine something. Imagine you see something on the news, you feel strongly about what you saw and you want your opinion out there. So you take to social media or go to the local … more

Acknowledge your path

In parenting and coaching, it is important to say “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” If your family or program is willing to use these three phrases, then success is … more

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across … more

Keeping the dark side out

This post is a continuation of Episode 1 – “Build Your Jedi Team … Consistent You Must Be.” It’s a further exploration of my reflections on the philosophical coaching/parenting … more

You may say I’m a dreamer …

The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more

You may say I’m a dreamer …

The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more

Going long is long gone

NFL ratings are down. If you’re a football fan that sentence is something you’ve probably been hearing for the past year. Some blame it on the election year and the proven effect that has on … more

It’s my paci and I’ll cry if I want to

About a week ago, my youngest son, who is about 19 months old, took a tumble while playing with friends outside. He is all boy, and tries to do way more than his little body is quite capable of, … more
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