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About splitpease

I am a mom of three teenage boys who used to be a teacher, who became a personal trainer, who had to sell my share of a personal training studio, who had to take a job running a swim and racquet club, who hopes to one day be able to do what I love and still keep a roof over my head.

Dear Teachers, I Am Sorry

Dear Teachers, I owe you an apology.  I may have miscommunicated what I was trying to say in my last blog.  I am guessing that is what happened. I heard from parents with struggling kids. I heard from friends that … Continue reading

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Yes, Damn It, There Were Warning Signs!

This is not about gun reform; though it plays a part. This is not about blame; though there is enough to go around. This is simply about me sharing with you what I have learned about children who have experienced … Continue reading

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Now Who Am I Going To Joke With?

  In an effort to focus on the positive now that I am alone in a big,(well, it feels big when I clean it, but really it is just an average house. I don’t want to lose any sympathy points … Continue reading

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False Alarm; Real Response

  “Her son got the text first and rushed in breathless. He couldn’t speak but showed them the text. The family gathered and huddled in a circle to pray when the sirens went off telling them to seek shelter. She … Continue reading

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I Had a Dream

Instead, the horse looked to her left and rolled off the trail down the steep mountain side.  We were shocked and horrified.  Why had she chosen that route?  Why would she risk that outcome when a safer, easier one was to her left? Continue reading

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I Didn’t Prepare For This

I dragged myself out of bed this morning and, like the walking dead, stumbled and lurched my way to Starbucks.  If I have to give up my wine,(which is another story for another time) I am at least  going to … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL THEY SAY?

   I went to a funeral today. Recently I read a book entitled Living Forward.  And I have just spent an hour looking through my stacks of books to write a quote from it.  Apparently I am not living forward enough … Continue reading

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