Marcie

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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.
5 Things to do before kindergarten

5 Things to Practice the Summer Before Kindergarten

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It’s July. Next comes August with September hot on its heels. And with September comes the first day of school. For some, it will be the very first day of school. Starting kindergarten is exciting...

Words Matter…And They Don’t

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A few years ago, I applied for and became a finalist for a local government appointment. Within minutes of the announcement of the finalists, the internet suddenly had opinions about me. Many of the “facts” informing...

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...