Guest Post: Dana of Kiss My List, on Greatest Fears of Motherhood

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photo credit: bobsfever via photopin cc

Sometimes, the list-makers and project doers of the world are kind of like the baloney sandwiches in the deli of life.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Baloney sandwiches are staples. And Lord knows we need staples. Staples stand for stability and the very stuff that keeps the earth spinning on an axis and not into the ether.

Thing is, Dana, author of Kiss My List blog, is a list-maker. A project do-er.

But she also got a cup and a half of that bold, disruptive spice that puts a lot of color in bland spreadsheets. She’s like that grab-bag of toys at the dollar store, only the surprise you get when you rip open the staples isn’t busted pieces of dollar-store toys no one wanted to buy in the light of day.

It’s a gem.
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5 for Friday: 👩‍🏫 Things teachers have said to me I’ll never forget

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photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

Teachers. Who’s going to build the long overdue hall of fame for you?

Your encouragement leads to new discoveries. To finding inner strength. To believe. Often, in ourselves. Teachers, your words resound in us, regardless of whether we acknowledge it.

Sometimes, wisdom is in your simple honesty.

Whether it’s a plea to realize our potential, pull away from poisonous peer groups, or, for the love of the Louisiana Purchase, turn in an assignment on time, it’s not always the kind and loving words that shape us. And that’s okay.

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