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Mommy Musings –Slow, Safe And Sidewalks

The City of Oakdale is home to six separate public schools within the city limits, with an additional two in our rural areas. For those wondering we have four elementary, one Junior and one Senior High school in our town of just over 20,000 people (recorded in the July 2011 Census). Our two rural schools are K-8 campuses.

September 19, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - September Gratitude

My frustration and disappointment is bubbling over a bit this morning, as I've just returned from dropping my children off at their elementary school. As a 'seasoned' parent however, I recognize it is only early September and some really great 'drop-off' material will find me in the coming weeks and months.

September 12, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Hug It Out

My kids are huggers. I share this with complete open and honest abandon because … I can.

August 29, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Back To School … Again

I did it. You did it. We did it.

August 22, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - No ‘I’ In Team

Just like any other business we here at the paper experience our fair amount of turnover or for some 'turn around.' A fair share of the staffers here (myself included) have departed from this building only to later return to its 122 S. Third Ave address. In all honesty ... It's just that good of a gig.

August 15, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Give And Take Of True Balance

A question was recently posed to me by a friend, which I'd never really given much thought.

August 08, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - The March Of Time

After 10-plus years of column writing, I must admit - at times it's tough to not be redundant.

August 01, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Wishes Granted, Lessons Learned

My mother got her wish.

July 25, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - The Gift Of Imperfection

Confession: I am not a perfect mom.

July 18, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Invites And Commitment

This week's column was supposed to be about the topic of commitment. Not commitment in the way of relationships, but the struggle there seems to be with accepting an invitation.

July 04, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Things Learned In Time

Oprah was right.

June 27, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Up At Bat

I've always been fascinated by human behavior. It's interesting to watch two people or a group of people interact with one another. The body language, facial expressions, even words chosen.

June 20, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Travels To The Big City

I recently returned from a trip to New York City. It was an amazing experience, an opportunity I could not pass up. I was invited to be one of the chaperones on the Oakdale High School Drama trip to NYC.

June 13, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - All Hands on Deck

We're in it now… Swim season.

June 06, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Living By Our Words

I recently came upon this quote from President John F. Kennedy, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

May 30, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Mommy Musings – Define Perfect

The simple notion of that title has me giggling.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Back To The ‘90s

Two weeks ago I shared the tragedy of my break-up with Facebook (FB). I'm happy to report we've since rectified our shortcomings and are working toward a healthy and balanced friendship.

March 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings –Life Without Girlfriends

I'm the person you read about in books or maybe watch on romantic comedies. I'm always in search of 'growth opportunity.'

March 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – The Breakup

I broke up with Facebook (FB). The relationship had become unhealthy.

February 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings –Seizing the Moment

A girlfriend and I recently had a conversation regarding the self-empowering use of the word 'No' on a more regular basis. Chances are if you're a parent (most specifically a mom) you understand this struggle.

February 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Mission To Mars

I am the mother of a fourth grader.

February 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings-Bye Bye Bravermans

What is it about a television series that sucks us in?

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings –Quality and Quantity

A few weeks back I had the unique opportunity of attending a school board meeting for a standing room only night.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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