Jaclyn Richmond

Jaclyn Richmond
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Jaclyn is an Iowa native with roots in the Midwest, but a heart full of wanderlust. She loves to run, read and travel. She and her husband, Mark, have 3 daughters (13, 11, and 7) and an incredible baby boy in Heaven. She spends her days split quite evenly between teaching Spanish at Xavier High School and taxiing her girls around CR as they try to find their passions. She’s a firm believer that it’s not joy that makes us grateful, but rather gratitude that makes us joyful.

You Do You: 5 Tips for Finding Balance Working From Home

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With all that has changed over the past weeks, one of the biggest changes has been the people, or the lack thereof. As I look around me I am now surrounded by "co-workers" (my...

Snowflake Lake: How I Set My Kids Up For Failure

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Ever since my kids were old enough to play board games, I have been the ruler of King Candy’s Castle. Through hundreds of games of Candy Land, I have been first to Peppermint Forest,...

Confessions of a Teenage Girl: What’s Really on Her Mind

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I remember vividly cuddling my sweet bundle of joy in the first months of her life. I loved dressing her in frills + bows, where she smiled and gurgled her willingness to comply. A...

The Santa Question: Man of Myth or Man of Legend?

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A few nights ago while tucking in my girls, I received the trifecta of tough questions.  My youngest questioned the fairness of her bedtime, a query that always seems to lead to the “life isn’t...

Just Say No-vember: The Importance of Saying No

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I just can’t. I have hit my limit. It's time to say no. If you are anything like me, notifications from Doodle Pool, Volunteer Spot, or Sign-Up Genius currently fill your inbox. I find...

Halloween DIY: Spooktacular Family Costume Ideas

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The amount of money, time and effort that goes into Halloween sometimes makes my stomach churn. Expensive, one-time-use costumes. Racing home from work to get everyone a real meal before the sugar...

Back to School: Slaying Life in the Carpool Line

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Welcome to the carpool line at school--more notably known as the fifth ring of hell. Apparently, the simple concept of pulling up to the first orange cone is often confusing to the frazzled, behind-schedule...

School Choice: Why We Chose A Religious School

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If you live in or around the Cedar Rapids area, there is no doubt that you chose an excellent place to lay down roots. Voted as 2019’s 22nd best place to raise a family...

Sneaky Summer Studies: Fun Ways to Encourage Learning This Summer

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The sunshine is calling and freedom is at our fingertips. Summer vacation has finally arrived! I can’t wait to let my children soak up every ounce of relaxation this summer and let them have...

Mother’s Day? Nope, I’ll pass.

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364 days of the year mothers teach, nurture, and care for their children. They pour their heart and soul into the tiny humans  with whom they have been entrusted. They stash their independent, coffee-sipping,...