Life · Motherhood · Parenting

Don’t get fired

This is the stunning photo that I took of the light from the sunset while my family was out walking the pets Monday night. Isn’t it something? We’ve been trying to get out and walk together as a family on the evenings so that we can have time to chat and be outside and get… Continue reading Don’t get fired

Life · Marriage · Parenting

“Like” isn’t blind

The school in which I worked required the teachers to do conferences twice a year. Once I was able to overcome my crippling social anxieties around the entire process, I actually started to look forward to these meetings. They were utterly exhausting, a flurry of activity, sometimes really upsetting for the child or the parent… Continue reading “Like” isn’t blind

Life · Parenting · Teaching

No offense, but…

As a classroom teacher, something that I found really important about my job was the tiny part known as “character education.” In this minuscule area of teaching we were to help kids learn not only how to make good decisions and avoid peer pressure, but how to grow up and essentially be positive and helpful… Continue reading No offense, but…

Life · Parenting · Teaching

“Nope, not pregnant. Just fat,” and other things I don’t say anymore now that I’m not a teacher.

There are so many things that I miss about being an elementary school teacher.  Halloween just passed by, and I remember the day with fondness.  I loved creating the most engaging lessons for whatever topic we were studying to make sure my kids were engaged the whole week, no matter which day the holiday fell… Continue reading “Nope, not pregnant. Just fat,” and other things I don’t say anymore now that I’m not a teacher.