You guys, I'm drowning. This summer has been all kinds of wonderful, but it has also been all kinds of busy. You see, I like to overload myself with responsibilities and then complain about them. Normally, I enjoy coupling a new, huge undertaking with the birth of a child: 2009, birth of first ... » Learn More about Being a Grown-Up Is Hard
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.
One regret that lingers from my high school days is that I didn't embarrass myself more often. Not, like, slip on spilled milk in the cafeteria and fall on my face embarrass. But the kind of invigorating embarrassment that comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone. Of taking a risk. Of ... » Learn More about Once Upon A Time, I Was a Step Team Coach
There's this fun thing going on each Monday with some of the pals in my computer; we're talking about our writing processes. It's a blog tour about writing, people! SWOON! As an English teacher, I've taught the writing process several times: pre-write, draft, revise, etc. It was always very ... » Learn More about I’m Cheating On My Computer With My Loose-Leaf Notebook
I was teaching Homer's "The Odyssey" in my sophomore English class: the epic poem that can also be an epic fail because of all the weird sex stuff and because sophomores. But my team teacher and I were killing it, no pun intended, when something outside caught my attention. A lump half buried in the ... » Learn More about One Teacher’s Sixth Sense: I See Dead Dogs
My first teaching gig wasn't easy. The first year was especially daunting what with a boy being thrown through the glass of my classroom door and all. I huddled around the "haters" (teachers who hated their jobs and, clearly, our students) in the Faculty Lounge, contributing to the bitch sessions ... » Learn More about That Kind of Teacher