You can tell it’s a Wednesday, partly because I thought it was Thursday for most of the day. You can tell it’s a Wednesday because I tossed my reading plans out the window and regrouped. It wasn’t working and wasn’t worth trying for two more days. You can tell it’s a Wednesday because the kids…… Continue reading Wednesdays

Not today

I will wake up at my first alarm, but not today. I will get to school at the time I want, but not today. I will get that 2nd step lesson in during morning meeting, but not today. I will fill out that form, again, but not today. I will print and send that other…… Continue reading Not today

Books and bathrooms

For as long as I can remember, I have identified myself as a reader (unlike me as a writer, and yes, I see the irony in me writing this statement). I’ve always managed to get lost in books. Maybe it’s my imagination- I love to get new material. My parents used to joke how I…… Continue reading Books and bathrooms


Easter is one of those underrated holidays. I mean, it’s kind of hard to beat Christmas- especially when you are a kid. Halloween is also up there with the mounds of candy one can collect in a single night of hanging with friends. Even Thanksgiving wins you over. Who can resist all of that delicious…… Continue reading Easter

Relationship Woes

I’ve been in a relationship for 11 years now (more if you count the courting stages) and it’s been a roller coaster ride. I’m referring to my teaching career. For me it was young love. That can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, World Series kind of love. #ItTakesTwo I was…… Continue reading Relationship Woes

I just can’t…

Dismissal time can be a bit chaotic at the end of the day. I strive to make it a smoother process, but I haven’t nailed it down quite yet. I have one student in particular (2 really) who move as slow as molasses while packing up. I usually take the majority of the students out…… Continue reading I just can’t…

A little known fact…

A little known fact about me is that I’m a terrible singer. Like really terrible. In 3rd grade we did a class act for a talent show- we all dressed up as beanie babies (shout out to the 90’s!) and sang about the months of the year. I was one of the cats and for…… Continue reading A little known fact…

Little snippets

Snippets from my day…. – “I wouldn’t want to eat a skunk, then my mouth would be stinky.” – “Do you have snakes, bats, or lizards?” “Just bats…maybe lizards…no snakes, but I know where to find it!” – “Those question marks really do make it pop.” – “I need a bracket name that is witty…… Continue reading Little snippets

Good enough.

I started seeing a therapist about 6 months after having my second child. It was a big deal for me. I’m that person that strives for perfection. I don’t need perfect, but I always needed better. Asking for help was new for me and kind of listed under the “failure” column I had on my…… Continue reading Good enough.