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 ... » Learn More about 21 & Counting
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
7 Examples of Where Natural Consequences are Missing in Schools
There is a natural consequence for every action. Like, if I wear sunscreen, my chances of getting skin cancer decrease. YAY FOR ME! On the flip side, if I eat Big Macs every day, I'm gonna need leggier leggings, not to mention roomier arteries. BOO FOR ME! Now, imagine a world where my Big Mac ... » Learn More about 7 Examples of Where Natural Consequences are Missing in Schools