The year was 2009. I had given birth to my blue-eyed baby boy and was contemplating returning to the classroom full-time. The thought of leaving my little angel (and of having to shower before 6am) was daunting, so during an early morning feeding, I Googled "teach from home" and was surprised that ... » Learn More about Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a WAHM
I'm a WAHM mother of three and a teacher of many. Doing my job (and career) all in the same space at the same time means many cups of coffee and a messy home, but I really do have the best of both worlds.
Lots of local pals read my blog. I tell you that not to toot my own horn, but to explain why I can't name names or go into too much detail regarding a situation that absolutely should have had--AND STILL SHOULD HAVE--legal ramifications because of the absolute lunacy and ... » Learn More about When Things Fall Apart: The Abuse of School Board Power
Raise your hand if you know teachers who spend their own money on classroom stuffs. That's a rhetorical question, you guys. EVERYONE knows a teacher who forks over cash money for extra pencils, classroom decor, or to supplement their lesson plans. The average teacher actually spends, like, $500 ... » Learn More about Fueling Education
When I began my career, I embodied the perfect trifecta of a promising teacher: tenacious enthusiasm, blind ambition, and bunches and bunches of naivety. That's what youth affords us: complete oblivion of glass ceilings. Before first-hand experience could taint my fresh face, a fellow English ... » Learn More about The Proof is in the Pages
So many people reach a certain age and decide they are done. I see these people in my family tree, draped in cloaks of nonchalance, content in their oblivion. Done learning, done trying, done caring. I joke with my husband that he should smother me in my sleep if I ever turn the corner to Meh ... » Learn More about Facing My Greatest Fear in Writing