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Jackie Hyland: Ready for summer

Posted June 9, 2014

Anchor Jackie Hyland poses with her adorable Coton de Tulear, Sophie.

It's almost here! My favorite time of year. School is almost out for the summer! I can't wait. It means my girls are home for the summer! I'm truly excited! I know some of you won't believe me, but let me explain why!

I have worked in the television news business now for 20 years. Most of those years I have worked night side. So that means when my daughters get home from school, I am not there. I am also not there in the evenings to go to volleyball practice or help with homework.

I do call them but, let's face it, that is just not the same. I also see them briefly most mornings before they head off to school, but it's not the best time to sit down for a chat! I understand they are in a hurry, getting ready for their day. The last thing they want to do is sit down and chat with mom!

So that is why summertime is very important to me. I get to see my girls in the morning before I go to work! Sometimes we get to do things together like shopping or swimming. I know it may not sound like a big deal but, as my girls get older, I realize how important summer is to me.

I always say to my daughters that it's the little things in life that make a difference and just knowing I get to see them each day before going to work makes a big difference in my day!

Happy summer!

Jackie is the mom of a tween and a teen. She is an anchor for WRAL-TV. Find her here on Go Ask Mom monthly. Click here to follow her on Facebook.


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