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Catching Up

It’s been longer than I expected (or wanted) since I last posted to the blog. Writing takes longer since returning to the classroom five days a week. I miss the writing, but I vow to create more of a balance so I can return to my writing more often. What’s the most relevant to me … Continue reading

Balancing Act

It’s been so long since I wrote a new post. It isn’t that I have forgotten about the value of the blog, it’s just been put on the shelf for a bit. Last spring, I packed up twenty-five years of teaching into cardboard boxes. Our building, the only building where I had taught elementary students, … Continue reading

Three Years Now

Three years ago, I wrote my first blog post. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I wasn’t sure that anyone but friends and relatives would read it, but I needed a way to vent all of those emotions. I hoped that eventually, it would help me find others that were going through the same … Continue reading

Ups and Downs and Ups

If you are a parent, moving back and forth from good to not so good is typical. Going to the park is good.  Falling and getting a skinned knee is bad. Trip to the kid’s museum is good.  Explosion before making it to the bathroom is bad. Smooth morning where everyone feels happy is good.  … Continue reading

Coffee Observations

Instead of my normal sleepy coffee place around the corner, I spent my weekly writing morning in the neighborhood Starbucks. I had received a gift card on the last day of school and thought that I would use those funds instead of the debit card. I live in a large planned development in Suburbia and this morning, … Continue reading

My Real Second Anniversary

This week, I am celebrating the second anniversary of my site. I have to say that while I consider myself an organized person that follows through with my responsibilities, I am a bit surprised that I have stuck with this for two years.  I am proud of the work that I have done.  The parents and educators … Continue reading

It’s Here-I Dread it!

I knew this day would come and now I dread it! It is the return to school after the extended winter vacation. Throughout vacation, I tried to think of ways to tackle that first Monday morning get up. We returned to the regular bedtime.  We started reading more and playing less. We talked about school.  He … Continue reading

I Picked A Word And I Liked it…Now What?!

On New Year’s Day, I picked my word for 2014.  I had seen others talking about it and comparing their word, so I thought I would try it. I searched for the  word. Optimization! Optimization means…the act, process, or methodology of making something (as a decision, system, or design) as fully perfect, functional, or effective … Continue reading

Announcing My 2014 Word!

You don’t have to look far to realize that today is all about new beginnings. You can see it while watching the tv commercials for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig.  You can see it in the advertisements for the gym memberships or the exercise equipment.  You also see it while glancing through Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading