The Art of Disconnecting to Reconnect

This weekend, I had an important realization: the high expectations I feel aren’t coming from anyone else; they’re coming from me. In my journey to create and share social media content that uplifts, encourages, supports, and validates, I’ve set a demanding pace for myself. For […]

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Stand Down or Stand Up?

My oldest son, Caden, plays U15 hockey. His league is comprised of 13- and 14-year-olds and this is the first age level they’re allowed to bodycheck. Caden is 13 years old which means this is the first year he’s playing with body contact. There’s a […]

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‘Twas the End of the Year

‘Twas the end of the year, dreams poised to ignite, In the hush of the night, goals prepared to take flight. One words are chosen, resolutions are set New mindsets emerge, with the best of intent. But before moving on, reflect, reminisce, Celebrate the past […]

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PheMOMenal Teacher

The moment has arrived… my book, PheMOMenal Teacher: Pursue Your Dreams and still Be Your Best Self at Work and at Home, is OUT!! I am officially a published author! Woah! The Secret Is…There Is No Secret Do you ever look to people you admire, […]

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Psst… I Have Something to Share

Some of you have been following my blog from the very beginning, which was in September 2016. That means some of you have been here for 7 years now! SEVEN! Woah! Others, have joined somewhere along the way. Whenever we have connected is irrelevant! I […]

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Take the Minute

Some of us are already back in the classroom. Others, like me, are about to start the school year after the Labour Day long weekend. Whether you’ve already begun or not, it’s a busy time of year, and the last thing any of us feel […]

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Checking In

This week, I had therapy. This isn’t new. I started going regularly a couple of summers ago and ever since then, I’ve been going every 4-6 weeks, whether I feel I need it or not. It was crucial through my depression, but also just overall […]

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Together

Phew, it had been over 3 years, but I was finally able to attend an in-person conference once again and headed to Teach Better 2022 last month. Tied to this trip, I was also able to run the Columbus half marathon with some amazing friends […]

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Back to the Start

Here we are in another beginning-of-the-school-year season. For me, this marks year 13 of being in the profession, 12 of those being a grade 1 teacher, and one year being a 1/2 teacher. I know many teachers who love the thrill of changing grade levels […]

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