In the quiet of the morning, my husband and I plant Valentine's Day cards for one another. He puts mine by my coffee; I put his on his school bag. A quick kiss--which is brave since I haven't yet brushed my teeth--and he's off to work. The end. We have no plans, no reservations. There are no gifts. He redesigned one of his free Elks Christmas cards into a Valentine's Day message, and when my ... » Learn More about 21 & Counting
Hi, I’m Stephanie!
****waves, trips over dog****
Hiya! I’m Steph, English teacher by trade, smack-talker by nature, and mother of three who lives by the mantra: life is too short, LAUGH! I hope you’ll stick around and check out my musings!
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Academic Success, Hushpuppies, & Feet
Yes, hello! I did a very professional adult thing and got to travel for work. On an airplane. All by myself. To those of you rolling your eyes because omg so what?, move along. This story is for those of us who hear the phrase "flying solo" and immediately began sweating. This is also for anyone who ... » Learn More about Academic Success, Hushpuppies, & Feet
It’s Not Me. It’s You.
Hiya. You're stuck with me again because I've made a personal goal to write more, even if that writing is barely edited word-vomit. That's how I started this shindig, and when SiteGround, my expensive hosting service, billed me for my soul again this past December, I said to myself, "Self. Let's ... » Learn More about It’s Not Me. It’s You.
Decade of Action
Each November 14th, I treat myself to cake and coffee for my birthday breakfast. In the quiet of the early morning, I happily stuff my face while reflecting on the past 12 months. I always come away with the same rumination: it’s so rude how the days are long and jam-packed with 42-year-old ... » Learn More about Decade of Action
Caring for MyCELLF with Mikra’s CELLF
This is a happily sponsored post. Carry on. It's happening a lot lately, forgetting what I was going to say or why I walked into a room. And if I don't engage in the physical act of writing something down, there's no chance I remember it either. I used to be so organized that I was a step ... » Learn More about Caring for MyCELLF with Mikra’s CELLF