The Isolation Paradox

When my oldest son was born nearly 10 years ago, I felt completely alone. Isolated. Even the postpartum nurse who was supposed to come over and check in on us changed every time for some reason. There was no consistency in the help and advice […]

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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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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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The Necessity of Authenticity

Relationship might be my most used tag in my blogs, and it’s obvious why. I love how the quote above from The Innovator’s Mindset written by George Couros was represented visually in his latest book with Katie Novak, Innovate Inside the Box. It all starts with […]

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You Are Never Alone

Last Thursday, I was anxious. Last Thursday, I felt like a failure. Last Thursday, I didn’t feel worthy. Last Thursday, I didn’t feel like enough. A few weeks ago, I was approached to see if I’d be willing to collaborate with a colleague from another […]

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It’s the Simple Things

Last week was a hard week. On Monday, I went to school and by the first recess, I noticed that my voice was starting to go. This isn’t the first time that this happens, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but any teacher […]

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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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The Power (or not) of Relationships

Most educators understand the importance of relationships. Relationships are the foundation that we need to build on in our classrooms and schools. I am much more receptive to critical feedback or even simply just learning something new if it comes from someone who I know […]

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