One of my favorite stories about a matriarch in our family is about trash. Her children shared garbage duty in their house: gather it, bag it, put it out. Not an awful lot to ask of able-bodied teens, but as parents know, our children tend to have selective hearing. For instance, "I baked ... » Learn More about Take the F*cking Folder!
You know how retailers always shove back-to-school season down our throats in, like, July? I'm about to do the same with Christmas. OMG, you guys! We're thisclose to my very favorite season of the year! WEEEEEEE!! It's almost INeedGiftIdeasmas. It's a real holiday. Look it up. I'll wait. Every ... » Learn More about This is No New Socks
This post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association Know what I've realized as my kids get older? The baby days were a breeze. Oh yes, I said it. A BREEZE. Give me permanent exhaustion and sore nipples over kids' soccer concussions and free-will any day. I much prefer to keep my ... » Learn More about Hard But Necessary: Talking About Fire Prevention
I taught online English for five years before switching to my current role as a virtual Academic Mentor. I work with kiddos from different parts of the country, striving to keep them engaged in their online learning, and supporting them on their way to their diploma. It's a worthwhile job and I ... » Learn More about WittyWe: Supplemental Resources for Any Classroom
My husband and I are both afflicted with Do-It-All-itis. I think the dictionary defines this syndrome as: "An inability to turn down new opportunities. See also: Losing our minds." Between the two of us, I think we have seven jobs. SEVEN. Why?! Because these jobs are connections to the things and ... » Learn More about This is What My Self-Care Looks Like