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Did Someone Hit Fast Forward? The Speed of the School Year

Seriously? Did someone hit fast forward and not tell me? I feel like yesterday was the first day of school, and now we are one week away from nine weeks exams. How did that happen? How is it almost OCTOBER? Is someone drugging my coffee? Does anyone else feel like it's been difficult to hit… Continue reading Did Someone Hit Fast Forward? The Speed of the School Year

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Didn’t I Teach You That? Realizing Your Child Might Not Be Ready to Adult

Imagine the horrifying moment in a parent's life when they realize their child doesn't know something really basic, say, where to put a stamp on an envelope (yep, that one is true). How about activating a credit card? (also true) You'd think the big white sticker on the front would be self-explanatory, wouldn't you? Or… Continue reading Didn’t I Teach You That? Realizing Your Child Might Not Be Ready to Adult

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Grey’s & Gerber- Being an Expert is Easy

Over spring break, I started watching Grey's Anatomy from season 1, episode 1. I used to watch it, but I hadn't in years. Enter Netflix. I watched 13 seasons of this show before the end of our school year on May 25th. Yes, I have a problem, it's called the "watch next episode" button. The… Continue reading Grey’s & Gerber- Being an Expert is Easy

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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

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The 7th Circle of Hell: Is This the Way my Students Feel About my Class?

It's summer. This means my life is a whirlwind of oil changes, vet visits, dance practices and camps, college orientation...and then there are the REALLY awful ones. Like Discount Tire. And doctor's offices. In case you're still getting to know me, I should be very frank. Patience is not a virtue with which I have… Continue reading The 7th Circle of Hell: Is This the Way my Students Feel About my Class?