It’s hard to make the dinner, when the counter is taken over by dirty dishes. It’s hard to clean the dishes, when the sink is full of big pots and pans. It’s hard to clean the pots and pans, when the drying rack is full of ones that were not put away. It’s hard to…… Continue reading Dilemma


I was approached by a student just after lunch. She were fairly upset. I caught the story in between the tears. Her new bracelet was gone. Disappeared. Had it at lunch and now cannot find it. This was clearly a special bracelet, so I started offering places for her to check. The cafeteria, the bathroom,…… Continue reading Unexpected

Always Here.

Here we are. Back again. We’ve been here before, my body knows the routine. I hear the sound and I pop out of bed. That exhaustion I felt earlier when I literally could do no work and had to sleep at 9 pm? Gone. I race up the stairs. I had literally said, “I only…… Continue reading Always Here.

A slice of the Mondays

Day 20 of the March Slice of Life Challenge hosted by the Two Writing Teachers! #SOL23 Nothing says happy MondayLike your mind not being able to shut offAnd you toss and you turnAnd you toss and you turnThe clock screams at you 1:00 amAnd finally… finally your mind shuts offAnd you fall asleep Nothing says…… Continue reading A slice of the Mondays


I held a meeting today, but no one attended. I sat there alone and pondered what I could do to get back attendance. Scheduling conflicts were the biggest issue. An IEP for two teachers, a sick day for another, one hosting a writers club, another coaching IM sports, one just too tired from the mixed…… Continue reading Stretched

Cheers to you, Grandma!

My grandma is turning 89 tomorrow. (Yes, this is the grandma who has seen American Pie based on my mom’s recommendation. For the record, she did think it was funny). I’ve been pretty lucky to have had her in my life this long. My kids are pretty lucky to have their “nana” in their lives…… Continue reading Cheers to you, Grandma!

You know your married to a teacher when (spouse ghost writer version)

This is clearly a trap…but you know you’re married to a teacher when … – constant shipments of school supplies end up at your house. Who’s paying for all of this?! – you get nightly rants about teaching and teaching related things (I don’t think they are nightly, but not my post!) – you know…… Continue reading You know your married to a teacher when (spouse ghost writer version)

Birthday wishes

I had a birthday recently, and I made a wish. I wished for a lot of things, but my main one was to focus on myself. Don’t worry- I’m not superstitious about saying it out loud. I’ve had the same wish for the last few years and while I haven’t said a peep about it-…… Continue reading Birthday wishes