Being a teacher is great. I've always loved that I get summers off from going to school to be with my daughters. Notice I didn't say "I like having summer off from work" because as most teachers I know will tell you, they work during the summer. Even if they swear they aren't going to.… Continue reading Taming Summer Anxiety- What I Do During the Summer to Combat Teacher Guilt
Yesterday was such a weird day. I didn't expect to feel proud, terrified, excited, tearful, broken-hearted, and hopeful in the space of less than 8 hours. But I did. We dropped our oldest off at college yesterday. She is only a few miles from where I work. But her room is empty. I closed the… Continue reading Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest
Guys, it's about to get real. I have been sitting on this blog post idea for a while, pretty much terrified of writing it, but knowing that it's one of the most real things I can talk about- how teachers are treated by other teachers and administration. Yikes. DISCLAIMER- my current job is the end… Continue reading Are you in an abusive relationship…with your job?
I love a good to-do list. This is mostly because I have developed wicked anxiety. Like "needs medication" level anxiety. The best way I can describe it is to say that my brain starts with one thought. That one thought becomes a little ball. My anxiety is the plunger on a pinball machine. It pulls… Continue reading The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety