When my oldest finished his first year of preschool, he brought home a nugget of wisdom I've used time and time again. The phrase, "Zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket" is a kid-friendly way to stay SHUT YER FACE HOLE. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving. As educators, pillars of the ... » Learn More about What We Say vs. What We Think: Teacher Edition
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I could kiss summer right on the mouth. I love me some sunshine and warm weather, sitting by the pool sipping a cool drink. Watching my kids run through sprinklers, family vacations. Less structure, more relaxation. More reading!! To kick off this season of exhaling in style, I teamed up with some ... » Learn More about Summer Book Giveaway!!
“I’ve been thinking about a vasectomy,” my husband announces as our 3-year-old proudly hands him her booger. I try to disguise the panic in my voice: “Vasectomy?! That’s, like, really final.” “That’s the point,” he says. "Three kids, we’re done, right?” He looks at me. I look at him. We ... » Learn More about A Chin Hair In Time
When I traded in my first car for an upgrade, I got misty-eyed. When my husband and I sold our first home, I cried on the way to our new one. Even when I pitch an old mascara, I'm inclined to yell, YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE! My issues run deep. There's just something about endings that make me weepy, and ... » Learn More about Why End of School Goodbye’s Make Me Teary
True story: a colleague once came to work drunk. Please recall that I am a teacher. Which means: a teacher came to school drunk. And students saw. And then they asked a trillion and six questions. Then administration was put on alert. The teacher wasn't suspended or even fired and the rest of ... » Learn More about When You Want To Punch Your Colleague…