It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Motherhood

I took a quick glance around the room before I left the house this morning, and I think the knee-high loads of laundry and scattered toys are more than a metaphor – somehow over the last 8 months I have settled into this new role of motherhood, and it’s finally beginning to feel like it’s “really” here. After a season…

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Those September Nights (A Dog, A Skunk, and a Kiss)

It’s only 9:45 pm, but we’re already crawling into bed – the “well-adjusted” couple, still in the early throes of parenthood. This isn’t the exception, this is the rule, and by the time Netflix passes the fourth episode of Brooklyn 99, I’ll be curled up in a ball fast asleep with my head on my husband’s chest. The rest is…

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How University Prepared Me to Be a Mom

I’m pretty sure that it’s a requirement to look back on your liberal arts degree and wonder how on earth it was supposed to prepare you for “the Real World”… particularly those with English and History majors. But in the last 6 months, it’s suddenly become very clear to me – it turns out my 5 years in post-secondary attributed…

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I Finally Left the House the Other Day…

I know what you’re thinking. It’s about time. I mean, seriously, it’s been five weeks already… But Guys, this is a Big Deal. I’ve progressively become more introverted since my college days, so I’m already more content to stay at home on the acreage by myself with our daughter, rather than make trips to town every day. And in my…

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True Tweet Confessions of an English Teacher (Extended Edition)

For all of my junior high and high school students – past and present – you are, after all, my inspiration…   My grammar is just as terrible as anyone else’s. The only difference is that I tell people I have a degree that allows me to make up new words. #TheNextShakespeare #FemaleDrSeuss   I showed my students a photo…

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Play Ground Wars: Summer Strikes Back

In a school yard not so far, far away… PLAY GROUND WARS EPISODE V Summer Strikes Back It is a dark time for the school. Even though June is coming to a close, exams and final projects have driven the students from their outdoor play and pursued them back inside the classroom. Evading the studying and the tests, a group…

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Play Ground Wars: A New Season

In a school yard not so far, far away… Play Ground Wars Episode IV A New Season It is a period of civil war. The spring season, striking from a rural playground, has won its first victory against the evil Never Ending Winter. During the battle, young school children managed to steal the joy of recess with the ultimate weapons:…

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ThoUGhT BuBblE (parenthesis included).

I started the morning by bringing two mismatched shoes to school (It’s Monday, isn’t it?), and had to walk around in my socked feet all day, twinning it alongside every other twelfth-grader in the building (I’m definitely the coolest teacher ever, they just don’t know it yet). Did I mention that the left shoe had a giant hole in the…

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Transitional August Goulash

It’s been awhile. Somehow, between moving boxes and Oklahoma weddings, I seemed to have lost August – and I’ve hardly anytime to pull in a month of Sundays, look back on the bumps and the slides, and throw in a mishmash for the memories; a hearty dish for the soul. And now, it’s finally time to put this pot of…

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