Author: LeeAnn Browett

An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Scolded My Child in Public

Chairs and stage

     I really didn’t like you at first, I’m not going to lie. My seven year old loves The Sound of Music movie. He happily sings the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs at home as he plays and it warms my heart. My son loves the theater, too. When I saw the play was coming

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Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty

My husband turned fifty earlier this month.  I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way.  I struggled with how to do that. Then the idea of compiling fabulous quotes for someone turning fifty came to me.  Whenever I have searched for meaning, needed inspiration, or struggled

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I have zero desire to clean the toilet, but I do it anyway.

  In the past year I have read several articles about the “emotional labor” and “mental load” of motherhood.  Moms plan/coordinate everyone’s schedules, arrange carpools, schedule doctors appointments, research and schedule contractors/repairmen, plan vacations, arrange teacher conferences, locate missing household items, keep track of homework due dates, plan/coordinate meals, manage clothing needs, and even make

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Back to School Light Blues

My children’s first day back to school went off without a hitch this year.  Days two and three?  Not so much.  The following words might help explain…”emergency heat-index early dismissals.”  Despite having air conditioning in his school, my second grader got sent home at noon on these days while my twelfth grader remained in school

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