Dear parent

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you might remember my posts Dear teacher, and Dear mama (who is also a teacher), where I wrote myself letters in order to give myself a little grace. Today, I feel the […]

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Rise Up #IWD2020

Last night at the very end of my hot yoga class, the instructor said softly that she had a gift for us. She proceeded to pass out cold cloths infused with orange essential oils for us to place on our forehead, eyes, neck, or wherever […]

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Homework Woes

I hate homework. There, I said it. As a teacher, and as a mom of four, I truly and honestly hate homework. Aside from the fact that there is no research that proves that there are any benefits to homework at the elementary level, and […]

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Guilt: Feel It to Heal It

Last week, as I was experiencing some big emotions before the beginning of another school year, I wrote myself a letter, which I shared in my post Dear mama (who is also a teacher). I also did this during another hard moment towards the end […]

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Dear mama (who is also a teacher)

As I sat around the campfire during our family’s last camping trip of the season and reflected on the last two months of summer spent with my four boys, I couldn’t help but think of my post: Dear teacher which I wrote towards the end […]

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I Am Not Perfect

On Friday morning, I was laying in bed sick, and came across the article ‘Self-care’ is not enough to fix how much moms are burnt out by Diana Spalding. Although I strongly encourage you to read the whole post which literally stopped me dead in […]

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