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8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

An eight grade teacher from Austin, Texas is overwhelmed by the generosity of her neighbors this week after receiving “well over 300 boxes” of period products for students who don’t have access to them.

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time. It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix. Watch as Taylor's mom listens to her daughter's heart for the last time.

“I Know Their Names”—School Resource Officer Warns Parents About Sex Trafficking & How Our Kids Are Being Groomed Online

A high school resource officer has spent years observing first-hand the ways our children are being groomed for sex trafficking online. It starts young, it's relentless, and it's happening right under our noses.

‘We’re Conditioned to Think We Don’t Deserve the Kind of Man We Want. It’s Never Too Late to Find Someone Who Appreciates You.’

One time, I spent 3 hours cooking an extravagant meal for a man only to be told “I don’t really like that. I think I want Wendy’s tonight.”

Tonight, my boyfriend said “thank you for cooking” after I put frozen chicken strips in the oven.
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One time, I spent my entire paycheck on a man’s Christmas present and got nothing in return.

Now, my boyfriend surprises me with things randomly, just because.
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One time, I had to drive around late at night to “find” the guy I was dating, only to realize my worst fears of where he was came true.

Now, nights are reserved for my boyfriend and I to watch our Netflix shows.
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One time, I thought forever was being yelled at daily over the smallest, most unimportant things.

Now I know I’d much rather it be with the man I just spent 10 minutes trying to nail in the head with a cheese-it because he hit me with one when I wasn’t looking.
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I think we’re conditioned to think we don’t deserve the kind of man we really want.
I think sometimes we don’t KNOW the kind of man we really want because society leads us to believe that we have to “excuse” certain things or that that’s just the way men are.

Don’t ever think you have to put up with it.

If you have a weird feeling about it…
You’re not stuck.
You’re not too picky.
You’re not dramatic.
You’re not just overreacting.

It’s never too late to find someone who appreciates you and who you can appreciate back. (Because that’s important, too!)

Take it from someone who had to learn the hard way more than once. WAIT for what you deserve.

**This post was written by Abbey Elizabeth Boone and originally appeared on her Facebook page

8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

An eight grade teacher from Austin, Texas is overwhelmed by the generosity of her neighbors this week after receiving “well over 300 boxes” of period products for students who don’t have access to them.

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time. It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix. Watch as Taylor's mom listens to her daughter's heart for the last time.

“I Know Their Names”—School Resource Officer Warns Parents About Sex Trafficking & How Our Kids Are Being Groomed Online

A high school resource officer has spent years observing first-hand the ways our children are being groomed for sex trafficking online. It starts young, it's relentless, and it's happening right under our noses.