A PERFECT ENDING

  Sometimes in life, there are stories you just have to write down. Moments that need to be chronicled because they deserve a place in your life canon, even if you’re the only person who will ever read it. This is one of those: Let me be frank:  The last week of...
LIFE LESSONS

LIFE LESSONS

  Two days left. No, I haven’t given up on my original 71 day challenge. I have many, many entries left to post. I am, however, waiting until the year is over to publish them. See, it’s impossible to truly give you a glimpse into my classroom without...
THANK YOU, JENNA

THANK YOU, JENNA

The day I met Jenna Parlette, she walked into my social studies class wearing splatter-painted blue jeans, a side pony-tail, and an unforgettably bright smile. I eyed her curiously. As a twenty-something teacher, I didn’t know much about 7th grade fashion, but I knew...

BOOGERS AND BLUNTNESS

Physically, pregnancy seems to suit me quite well thus far, knock on wood. I feel sublime. But mentally?  Well, that’s a different story.  It appears I’ve developed a new-found bitchiness  bluntness.  Case in point – yesterday’s hallway exchange with a middle school...