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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Perspective vs. Comparison

My heart is heavy. I am so thankful that many amazing educators around the world have been writing helpful blog posts with many resources that we can all use in this time of uncertainty while we are expected to continue students’ learning at home. And […]

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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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Finding the Little Bit of Positive

It’s okay to have hard days, weeks, and months. It’s okay to not be chipper and a little ray of sunshine every single minute of every single day. Life is hard. It sucks sometimes. But checking your mindset and finding the positive even in the […]

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Just Breathe

To say that the last month has been hard would be an understatement. I thought things came in threes… but apparently they come in many more for me. And when bigger things happen, even the smallest things seem to be impossible to handle. How much […]

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Own It

A few weeks ago, I was saying goodbye to students as they were heading home after school, and one of my old students walked by. I said, “P, you’ve gotten really good at skating! I saw your mom’s video on Instagram the other day!” He […]

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All My Love for Matthew

Every time I sit down to write this post, I get overwhelmed and end up deleting everything I wrote. I’m giving up on this post being organized or even coherent. I am going to let my heart do the talking, because all I really hope […]

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