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Marcie Shea is Richmond native currently living in the WestEnd. She is a mom to two young children, wife, dressmaker, former physics teacher, breast cancer survivor, and joy chooser.

To My Daughter the Night Before Kindergarten

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To my daughter the night before kindergarten- Tomorrow, you are going to be great. 
I’m not saying this as an encouraging “I think you can.” I know you are going to have a great day. You...

Preschool Isn’t Babysitting

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Here are the facts: I’m a stay-at-home mom. I send my kids to preschool. Part of the reason I chose to stay home was to share all the little moments with my kids. So it might...
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The Non-College Dream

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Last month, Henrico County Public Schools hosted its second annual Career and Technical Education signing day. This event gives the same celebration to vocational students signing with employers as to student-athletes signing with college athletic...

It’s Time for Kindergarten Registration

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It's Kindergarten Registration Day! We are registering my youngest today for kindergarten and are so excited. If this is your first time at kindergarten registration, here are a few tips: 1. Make sure your child's birthday...

3 Mom Tech Devices from the Non-Tech Mom

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As a physics teacher, people make the assumption that I have all the latest tech devices. I don't. I held out on getting a smartphone until 2013 and still only have a plan with...

Sometimes It’s Not About Priorities: What I Learned When I Went Back to Work

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At the end of the fall, one of the high schools called me. They had lost one of their AP physics teachers with less than 2 weeks until midterm exams. They asked if I...

A Teacher’s Plea for Course Selection: Don’t Just Sign the Form

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The end of January is the middle and high school course enrollment window for many area public schools. A form comes home with all the recommendations for the next year and you sign off...

Red For Ed: I’m Not Marching For My Children

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I’m marching for our schools on Monday. Confession: I generally try to avoid large moving groups of people ever since I had an anxiety attack during a fire drill when I was a pregnant teacher...

Making Your House Work For You: $100 Rainbow Redo

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My girl is turning five in a few weeks. Five! sigh. She's our second and last so I've been perfectly content on holding on to the slightly updated nursery for as long as possible.  I mean...

Where Are You Going? {2019} The Importance of a Family Motto

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Your family is headed in a direction. Do you know what direction that is? Is it the direction you want them to go? Last year it was in vogue for everyone to pick their “word”...