When you're the rock, it can feel like you don't matter. Your feelings, your day, your circumstance don't matter. Because they're not the worst, they're insignificant. If you express frustration, don't smile, or expect others to do the things they're capable of doing, you're unkind. When you're the rock, you're the fixer. If things can't be fixed, you feel like a failure. No one will ... » Learn More about Dump Out
Hi, I’m Stephanie!
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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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I should be walking my dog right now. She's sitting at my feet, imploring me with those sweet brown eyes to get up! let's go! grab that leash! But I'm avoiding eye contact with her because I've got something on my mind and I can't grab that leash until I get it out of my brain, which means I've ... » Learn More about Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
When my now 10-year-old son was in preschool, #HusbandWTF and I had many a debate regarding when the child would start kindergarten. As a late July birthday boy, I was on team Red-shirt, but my husband wasn't so sure. So I did what any sane mama does and interviewed every parent and educator within ... » Learn More about I’m Sorry…You Did WHAT?!
Can I be honest with you? I'm feeling exceptionally stabby today. I've taken just about all I can from people, so I'm rage-petting my dog and retreating to my safe space: writing. Adults, in particular, have proven to be one epic fail after another, proudly showing off ugly underbellies and spewing ... » Learn More about How I Met Your…Father
I like to know what I'm buying before shelling out cash, which is why I'm giving you this here free excerpt from my book, Schooled. The essay, "When You’re a 22-Year-Old Teacher and Your Students Are 18," is actually the first of the book, and I thought if you enjoy it, maybe you'll enjoy the ... » Learn More about Freebie from Schooled!