Nobody lives a life without incident

This past summer, a group of colleagues and I were invited to join The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Initiative through Penn State University. The professional development and opportunities provided through this initiative have been life changing and eye opening to say the least. Once a month we gather with other educators from across…… Continue reading Nobody lives a life without incident

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Is this a confession slice?

I really love beds that are made (not that I always make mine)But finger prints, nose prints, and smudges on the window don’t bother me I like having the couch pillows and blankets put back in their correct spots before leaving for school in the morningBut shoes can be scattered on the rug and I…… Continue reading Is this a confession slice?

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Writing is hard.

Writing is hard. But is it worth it?There are a million other things I could be doing Writing is hard. Do you have to write everyday?It seems like you’re struggling to find something to write about.Why force it? Sometimes I do sit down to writeAnd I sitAnd I thinkAnd I typeAnd I deleteAnd I thinkAnd…… Continue reading Writing is hard.

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Ode to Pink Treasure Chests

Today was a very special day in our householdA five year old’s dream came trueAn extra wiggly tooth fell out at schoolHer tooth was placed in a very very special pink treasure chestAnd she came home extra excitedAnd with a smile that looks a little more grown up At bedtime, I found my five year…… Continue reading Ode to Pink Treasure Chests

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The Magic of a Book Frenzy

Ahh the magic of a book frenzy!“Mrs. K, this is literally book heaven!”Kids browsing our newly established fantasy bookshelvesReading coversAnd googling reviewsSwapping titles with friendsGiving book recommendations“You HAVE to read this series!”“I think you will LOVE this book! I read it earlier this year!”Talking fastOohing and AhhingQuickly jotting down titles to curate their own “must…… Continue reading The Magic of a Book Frenzy

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Swimsuit Shopping

Swimsuit shopping makes me want to poke my eyes outI despise itThis year I’ve decided to shop onlineI’m not sure it’s the best approachBut it’s the approach I’ve decided upon Swimsuit shopping makes me sigh heavy sighsI waste so much time checking reviewsAnd putting swimsuits into my cartOnly to delete them later Swimsuit shopping makes…… Continue reading Swimsuit Shopping

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A List of Joys

Crafting with my daughtersMy Daughters’ excitementBirthday CelebrationsBowling with friendsDelicious pizzaSnuggles with my puppyA napDessert with familyBeat the Parents game night I’m participating in the daily March Slice of Life Challenge #SOL22 by Two Writing Teachers! Today is day 19!

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I’m just not sure I can…

French fries with dinner? You betcha.Wine? Don’t mind if I do.Write a slice? I’m not sure.Early bedtime? Sounds like a plan.Write a slice? I need inspiration.Write a slice? Time for jammies.Write a slice? I will later.Write a slice? Bedtime for kids.Youngest daughter asleep. Write a slice?I cannot. Oldest daughter is awake.Oldest daughter is asleep. Maybe…… Continue reading I’m just not sure I can…

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A Limerick: Puppy Sitting

I’m feeling very luckyTo be watching my best friend’s puppyShe’s small and she’s brownAnd likes to jump up and downShe is pretty happy-go-lucky! I’m participating in the daily March Slice of Life Challenge #SOL22 by Two Writing Teachers! Today is day 17!

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Parenting is Hard

One minute you’re the best mom in the worldYou’re holding handsAnd rollerblading outsideYou’re laughing and smilingThe sun is shiningThe dog is runningTongue flopping in the windIt’s over 70 degrees!And your child exclaimsThis is the BEST day ever! And then it’s dinnerYou make something newTurkey roll upsWith stuffingAnd gravyAnd their favorite green beansMade the way they…… Continue reading Parenting is Hard

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