I Wasn’t the Fun Parent and I’m Not the Fun Teacher

What. A. Week. Friday was a long time coming. There were moments (several of them, actually) when I seriously wondered if I was going to make it to the weekend. The week started out well. My Monday and Tuesday were the kind of days teachers dream about. My 6th graders were creating blogs and begging…

Just Another (Whiny) Post Rambling About Everything and Nothing

So, here I am, sitting at home on this dreary Tuesday afternoon thinking I need to write something. Anything. Truth be told, there is a lot on my mind I could write about: I could write about the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. I could write about the 'new' diet I saw this morning on Good Morning,…

Why Labels Should Be Reserved for Food, Not People

I am a label reader. And a rather obsessed avid one at that. I study ingredient labels like my life depends on it. (Because, actually, there's a pretty strong correlation.) If I can't buy the ingredients listed on the packaging, I'm not going to buy it. I even have my husband well trained in this label…

Long Overdue

2 months and 2 days. 2 months and 2 days since my last post. When you last heard from me, I was doing this: See the smile? Fake. I was incredibly unaware of the beauty surrounding me when this picture was taken. I was not living in the moment. Not at all.   You see,…

Just a Poem I Wrote (Because sometimes that’s what I do…)

Memories of My Childhood   Standing on tiptoe, my eyes search the dark recesses of the closet…   There it is.   I reach up, slide the box off the shelf, and crouch down.   Gently I place the box on the floor in front of me.   I peel back the cardboard flaps, somewhat…