As I read Andy Andrews this morning, his struggle with suffering under a workload when he has children around hits home.

I have a senior in high school, a junior in high school, and a fifth grader. The clock is ticking.

I'm finding myself more and more stressed with so many demands and yet find myself looking at the clock more and more.

It is quite fitting that I'm reading Mitch Albom's book The Time Keeper(to be released in September) because time is just scooting by like a teenager on a Razr scooter at the mall.

I wistfully want to be close to teenage children who no longer want me quite as much and want space. This time next year, my son will be off at college instead of preparing for his first football game of the season tonight. (You can see my son's first television interview on this clip from our local TV station.)

Life is crazy and there are many here in this small town that

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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