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Alicia Noneman


How to Have the Best Holiday Available to You

The holidays are almost here. If like me, you find the months of November and December simultaneously overwhelming and exciting, then I am here to offer some advice on how to have the best...

Confessions From a Travel Van Convert

We traveled west this summer and stayed in a travel van. Have you ever considered driving, living, and sleeping in a travel van that boasts 80 square feet of space? Is that your idea...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Alicia Noneman

Alicia is a former high school social studies teacher who became a stay-at-home mom when they moved across the country in 2016. They enjoyed their time in Scottsdale but missed the change of seasons...

Dear Parents: My Years in the Classroom Influence My Parenting

Dear Parents: My years in the classroom influence my parenting. While I don't have all the answers, I've spent over a decade as a parent and a high school teacher. As we embark on...

The United States of America: Celebrating the Strength of American Diversity

It's the 4th of July! Before we put on our patriotic tank tops and head to the parades and fireworks, a quick review of history is due. How often do we really think about...

Awards and Recognition Season: How to Navigate as a Parent

It is that time of year again... awards and recognition season. The tradition that marks the end of another school year by recognizing a few for a job well done. With all the pomp...

How I Use My Pocketbook to Promote Change: The Conscious Consumer

I don't quite remember when I started to see my spending as power and an impetus for change. Maybe it was when I taught U.S. History and highlighted how the Montgomery Bus Boycotts were...

COVID-19 Gave Our Kids a 1980s Summer and How I Hope to Repeat It

One unexpected blessing of Covid-19 was that last summer looked a lot like the 1980s summer many of us had as kids- the summer of unstructured play.  It was the kind of summer we...

Our Communal Failure

January 6th, 2021, will be one of the defining days of our generation.  I have spent more time in the Capitol Building halls than most because I  spent a fall semester in college working...

The No Resolution New Year

Can we talk honestly about the last year?  To put it mildly, last year was a lot and 2021 is gearing up to look a lot like its younger sister 2020.  That’s why I...

Pinterest, My Enemy?

Pinterest. I have long wondered if the cost outweighs the benefit regarding this app and the thousands of ideas it brings to my phone screen (usually late at night when I should be asleep)....
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