Author Archives: Teresa G. D'vall

About Teresa G. D'vall

Mother of 6 ages 4, 8, 10, 11, 18 and 24 years. Promise Keeper. House elf, boo boo kisser, toy fixer, miracle worker.

Why I’m Raising Your Next School Shooters

By Teresa G. D’vall While the country heaves a collective sigh of grief over the Parkland tragedy in Florida, know this: School shooters are created over a lifetime, not in a single instance. As a survivor of domestic violence and … Continue reading

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Suicide by Default

By Teresa G. D’vall This is a story about the time depression killed my mother and not one you should read if you’re in a good mood. Chances are, you’re not aware that suicide can be committed by neglect. … Continue reading

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How I Manage My 157 Hour Work Week

    By Teresa G. D’vall Dear Absent Parent, Raising six children means that nothing is ever quiet, clean, or routine. We always need milk, the lemonade pitcher empties in minutes and a box of cereal only lasts 3 days … Continue reading

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Dad’s Greatest Gift was Free

Teresa G. D’vall My dad taught me many things, but the lesson I remember most is the one about the value of a good home. I knew we didn’t live in the best part of town, but I never thought … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Moment

Teresa G. D’vall Uncle Wiggly is a board game introduced by Milton Bradley in 1916 and themed around a rabbit who does a lot of hopping through the forest for reasons I no longer recall. My mother played it with … Continue reading

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Why I Celebrate Independence Day on July 29th

Teresa G. D’vall The co-founder of invited me to share my story “How I Almost Became A Convicted Felon ” recently and of course I obliged, even though it meant editing the piece by half to fit submission … Continue reading

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