Mary Graham

Mary Graham

writer, blogger, speaker, teacher

Family, parenting, humor, faith, marriage, travel, healthy living, recipes, books, education, friendship, writing, & encouragement.

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O kids classroom facebook article
The Huffington Post

What Your Middle School Teacher Wants You to Know

If you're not one of the select few who choose to spend their days around prepubescent twelve and thirteen year old kids, here are some things us middle school teachers would love for you to know as you're dealing with your middle schooler or your mi......

O valentines day kid facebook article
The Huffington Post

You're Allowed to Love Valentine's Day | Mary E. Graham

You're Allowed to Love Valentine's Day | Mary E. Gr...

The Huffington Post

'My Kids Will Never Watch TV' and Other Clueless Things I Said Before I Had Kids | Mary E. Graham

'My Kids Will Never Watch TV' and Other Clueless Th...

O woman in love facebook article
The Huffington Post

My Husband Is Not My Soul Mate

He challenges me, encourages me and talks me down off cliffs, but he isn't the end-all-be-all of my world. That is a dangerous thing to ask of a relationship because I'm in love with and married to a flawed man. And he married a really flawed Mary.......

O runners facebook article
The Huffington Post

I Win Every Race I Run

I win every race I run. I win against the idea that all runners are a size two and should run in sports bras and teeny-tiny running shorts. I win against the negative body image that will one day try to convince my daughters that their bodies aren't ......

O child reading facebook article
The Huffington Post

I Need to Tell You About Will

I would have missed out on a real relationship with a great kid because he was quiet and respectful and studious. Man, teaching is hard. Hard in ways you don't yet know and hard in ways you can't imagine.......

O garibaldi lake facebook article
The Huffington Post

Adventures in Hiking and Parenting

In a perfect world, our daughters would get a perfect mix of both our personalities, only the best parts. We could choose to pass on the traits that are healthy and leave the messy ones behind. They would have their daddy's willingness to serve and b......

O putting on makeup facebook article
The Huffington Post

I Cut Off My Hair... and My Security Blanket

I cut my hair really short last week and all those ideas I used to have about if I was really feminine enough came back with a vengeance. And now I'm noticing that I'm overcompensating for my short hair with dressier clothes and more eye makeup. Just......

Headshot article
The Huffington Post

How to Learn the Lyrics to a Song in 27 Easy Steps

How will we teach our children character, patience and shorthand if all their song lyrics are just a few clicks away? As a parent, I think this skill is paramount to the success of our youth. The perseverance, work ethic and focus it took to learn a ......