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It’s Been a Long Time Coming — JPlovesCOTTON Has a Logo!

Sometimes I still shake my head in disbelief that my coming up with something to uses on Twitter, has stuck with me as a personal brand of sorts. But once JPlovesCOTTON started to stick, I embraced it, have even purposefully encouraged it. That takes a new step now. If you are seeing this in your […]

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Learning About Bees & Conquering Fear (Video)

Lots of people are afraid of something and others just don’t get it. I have always been afraid, even terrified of bees. Growing up, I always heard that if dad got stung, we had to take him to the hospital, so when I got stung by honey bees and started swelling up like crazy, I […]

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Sometimes Father’s Day Means Memories Instead of Presents

I’m feeling pretty reflective this weekend with Father’s Day. There are a few reasons for it. One of the big ones I shared briefly on Instagram and will talk about more soon on the blog is our shared allergy to bee stings. The constant barrage of emails and ads trying to get me to buy […]

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What Education Needs is More Thought, Less Stress

The educational system is really in some bad places and for all the talk I hear from politicians, I haven’t heard many things that make me feel like we are getting on a better path. I really think all of us have a role in improving education — some of us directly impact the education […]

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We Heard Her Scream “Help!”

It is so easy to get transported to a different world for me when I’m on a beach. I love the feel of the sun on my skin (what I can feel through the heavy coat of sunscreen). My toes are happy in sandals or sand. And watching the waves roll in lures me into […]

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Why I Marched for Women in St. Louis

I have a really diverse group of family and friends. They cover almost every part of the religious, political, and economic spectrums. I have friends and family who are immigrants, gay or lesbian…. I have friends and family who marched in St. Louis today — in Washington D.C., New York, Raleigh NC, Oklahoma City, and […]

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That Time I Attended the Presidential Inauguration

Years ago, before I blogged, I had what I assumed was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was something that I had never really thought about doing and I am not sure I knew anyone else who had ever done this unless they lived in DC metro. I had the chance to attend a […]

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My New, New Year’s Tradition — Creating a Memory Jar

I’m not sure how or when it happened, but 2016 got a bad rep. We had some startling moments for sure and lots of things we didn’t expect happened. Some were personal and others were in the public eye. It seems the public drags on happiness can be overwhelming. For me, I have to admit […]

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