Monthly Archives: March 2016

Where we are from

Becomes a piece of us. Not all of us, it doesn’t define us, but it makes up a part of WHO we are and WHO we become. I am a girl from a blue collar family, with a dad who … Continue reading

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The bumps and bruises. 

It’s been a rough few days in our house. A teething toddler whose canines are coming in is not pleasant. (Seriously canines are awful and take forever to come in. Ugh).  She has a cold to top it all off. … Continue reading

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Cold swappers

It seems like we’ve had this cold for weeks.  She had it, then I had it, then we were both not sick, then she had it and now I do.  We both have coughs and our noses are faucets. Yuck.  … Continue reading

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Pea

It started as sweet pea. Now it’s just pea. Sometimes she’s still Noelle.  At what age do kids know you’re calling them a nickname and that’s not their real name? I think this whenever I call her pea. Am I … Continue reading

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How do we know?

As teachers, I feel we constantly second guess ourselves and grapple with the question–  how do we know?  How do we know our students are learning?  How do we know that our students see us, their teacher, as a person … Continue reading

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Holding onto anger

I have this philosophy in my life that holding onto anger is a waste of time. It is.  I’d much rather be spending my time being happy…  enjoying moments with my husband and daughter…  with family…  with friends…  with my … Continue reading

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Surprise.

I love to throw surprise parties. My dad’s may have taken the cake.  We flew his mom in for a 60th surprise party.    He hadn’t seen her for a few years and she had not been up from Florida … Continue reading

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