Anxiety, Family, parenting, Texas, Uncategorized

Leaving Her There- Watching Your Oldest Child Fly the Nest

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

Anxiety, bloggers, Classroom, Education, High School, Middle School, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Teacher, Teaching, Teaching tools, Texas, Uncategorized

Are you in an abusive relationship…with your job?

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?

Anxiety, bloggers, Family, Humor, motivation, parenting, Secondary ELA, Secondary English, Teacher, Teaching, Texas, Uncategorized

The Listing Life: Taming Anxiety

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