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Mommy Musings - A Quiet Warrior

Typically speaking words for my columns just come to me. Majority of the time I do little thinking, I just type.

March 21, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Roles In Friendship

I love learning.

March 14, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Legends And Legacy

Describing myself as a 'sports fan' would be a stretch. It is much more accurate to say I am a fan of athletes.

February 29, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Hope: Big Power In A Small Word

I'm an optimist.

February 22, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Bye-Bye Winter?

I think I missed winter.

February 15, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Hardly ‘Half-Baked’

This month marks one decade since I first strolled through the front door of the Oakdale Leader in hopes of acquiring a job. It's a story I have recounted and told numerous times, so I will spare you all the retelling of history.

February 01, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Here Kitty, Kitty

We got a cat.

January 25, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Just A Moment

It really takes just a minute for a life to change.

January 18, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Fun And Friendship

I love being a grown-up.

January 11, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Somehow I Survived

If you are the parent of a 7-year-old, I hope you have them in a booster seat today.

January 04, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – The Unimaginable Of Life

It has happened yet again. Another year has come to pass and the promise of a new year is once again on the horizon.

December 28, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - I Believe

I recently had a 'moment' of clarity and it made me think two things: this will make a good column and I wonder if others experience this.

December 21, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Oh No … I Can Wait

I'm beginning to wonder if I am outnumbered.

December 14, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings – Keeping Local Business Local

Can you see me?

December 07, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Getting Physical - Mustangs Coaching Mustangs A Major Hit

There is a small movement happening at Oakdale Elementary Schools.

November 30, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Sports


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


Element Of Surprise

For as long as I can remember I've always loved surprising people.

May 27, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJHS Graduates Speak At 2015 Send Off

Blake Morgan and Augusta O'Ferrall are now Mustangs. The graduating Oakdale Junior High School Rams spent their final days as students on the campus this past week, along with 320 other graduates.

May 27, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Ending It Off Right

Here we are again. We made it. We did it and it's here.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Grad Acknowledged For Perfect Attendance

Staying in bed, tucked under covers and moaning about a sniffle or bellyache would not be behavior of Oakdale High School graduating senior Jaycee Harden. The 2015 OHS graduate was recognized earlier this month at the school board meeting for an educational career of Perfect Attendance.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Guzman, Crossman Top Two At OHS

Thirteen years of primary education will officially come to a close for the Class of 2015 this Friday night at the Oakdale High Corral. The 7 p.m. graduation ceremony will be their final moments on the field as Mustangs, only to then become alumni of the school.

May 20, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OJUSD Looks To Future Technology Roll Out

It is little secret that we are living in a day and age of rapid technological advances. Gone are the day of chalkboards in classrooms and dry erase boards are slowly finding their way into classroom extinction.

May 13, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Accolades, Farewells At School Board

It was a night of acknowledgements, general business and a fond farewell as the Oakdale Joint Unified School District hosted its final school board meeting of the traditional school year.

May 13, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Pabalan Captures Volz Scholarship

The newspaper business will be minus one well spoken, mature-beyond-her-years teen as Oakdale High School senior Rachelle Pabalan turns her sights elsewhere heading into her collegiate future.

May 13, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


From The Viewfinder

You know your job is different when you spend the morning prior to starting your work day in tears. That was my experience last Thursday as I prepared myself to cover the Every 15 Minutes assembly at Oakdale High School.

May 06, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OJUSD Hosts 32nd Annual Science Fair

Oakdale students from kindergarten through eighth grade dusted off their beakers, pulled out their scales and searched the Web to gather ideas to submit for the 32nd Annual Science Fair. Students from all four elementary schools, as well as Oakdale Junior High School, were represented in this year's event.

May 06, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Every 15 Minutes: Lessons Learned

Upper grade classrooms were empty, halls sounded a bit hollow and local first responders stayed busy as Oakdale High School observed and brought to life the Every 15 Minutes Program on Thursday and Friday.

May 06, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings – An Open Thank You

During the course of this column, I have used this space to highlight a lot of things.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


SOS Race Earns Thousands

The morning of Saturday, April 18 brought made to order weather for 272 runners, spectators and volunteers greeted by a blue, sun-filled sky as they participated in the Sixth Annual Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run/Walk.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Teachers Settle Contract

It was once again a standing room only start to the monthly meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, April 20. This time however, the Technology and Staff Development Center was not filled with teachers, but rather parents of accomplished students.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings –Ladies Who Lunch

It's hard to write a column about an event that not everyone is able to attend. Yet, recognize the unique opportunity this event offers to our community and its symbolic hat tilt to its western heritage.

April 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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