Reading, Inclusion and Big Picture Thinking

During last week’s Parent-Teacher Conference, Rachel’s English teacher mentioned that following their next reading project they would be discussing women’s rights.  Rachel has already read the piece. We pre-read and then watch a video or movie if available. As we […]

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A Forrest Gumpesque Life: The Difference 18 Years Makes

I’ve been sending an email to a certain circle of friends every February 5 for 18 years now.  Thought I’d include all of you this year. Dear Friends of Rachel, Been thinking a lot this week about the difference 18 […]

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Finally ABLE to Save for Rachel’s Pink House

Four score and seven years ago we started working on passing the ABLE Act.  In reality it only took eight years, but there were days when it seemed much longer!  A few years ago just before the ABLE Act passed, […]

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Rachel’s Shakespeare

Rachel’s junior year seems to be on the path of Scotty’s Warp Speed!  I don’t know if Rachel has a bucket list but she did indeed add one of her dreams to her resume last week. She worked hard, she […]

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Life Lessons with Rachel: Any Part Mom

In the past three months, I’ve started and not finished no less than ten blogs. Certainly time has been a factor for my lack of blogging.  More so it has been my inner struggle of what to share. I mean […]

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Favorite Moments from 2016!

We might take a lot of pictures. I might like a lot of them. To close out the year, I thought I would share a few of my favorites from the year. I have seen a lot of people bemoaning […]

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The SassySouthernGal’s Favorite Blog of 2016

I haven’t blogged as much this year. Still, I thought you might find it interesting to know which blog is my favorite for the year and which blogs were the most read. I was actually surprised when I checked.  My […]

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Merry Christmas – #ThislittlepigsgoingtoArkansas?

Jonathan and Jawanda A Modern Day Comedy/Tragedy Chapter 27 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happiest New Year! 2016 has been a busy year at the Mast House!  It has been a year in which Rachel reminds us, rather frequently, that […]

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Election Day: Your Vote & Story Matter!

Today is Election Day. I’ve always loved government and politics.  I know this election season may have seemed like an episode of “Twilight Zone” to many of you.  But I love election day for more reasons than it means the […]

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Just Like You and A Senator’s Call

How do I Know It’s You? Reprinted from www.sassysoutherngal.posterous.com October 2012 Friday afternoon those exact words fell out of my mouth.  It was about 3:30. We had picked up Rachel from school and were headed out-of-town to my parents and […]

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