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Ways to help Nebraska

#NebraskaStrong

We Nebraskans—we’re a strong bunch. But I don’t have to tell you that. If you live here, you know it. I don’t have to rehash with you the rare phenomenon of a bomb cyclone. How, in our ever-changing state of weather, we can go from high to low pressure in too few hours and experience […]

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It’s Cool to be Kind

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop When we tell our kids, “Be kind,” what we’re really saying is, “Be helpful. Act with others’ feelings in mind.” This is a hard concept to grasp, even for many adults. Shoot, just sitting down to write about kindness, over and over I’ve […]

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Let’s Talk About the word “Fat”

Recently, I have been thinking about the word “fat”. I have had two specific interactions with my 6-year-old that have led me to thinking more and more about this word and how to approach it as a mom, especially a mom of three daughters. The encounter The first encounter happened about two months after my […]

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Cultivating Compassion in our Children

One of my favorite quotes says, “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” by the Dalai Lama.  As a teacher, I do believe traditional education is essential. Our students need reading and writing skills. They need to be problem solvers, and it would be nice if they all had that investigative desire. But what I […]

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