Why I Love Being a Teacher

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My student teaching journey has rounded a corner. It feels good. My practicum is over (and I miss my students so much). My final reports have been signed off on. My portfolio is complete. My job applications are submitted to the school districts I … [Read more ...]

Spring Breakdown

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March has been a month of highs and lows for me. I experienced some of the most stressful days of my life, when I was trying to balance the busiest parts of being a student teacher with still being a passable mom and not entirely losing myself in the … [Read more ...]

Precious Downtime

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You guys, school. School! School. I have finished the first six weeks of my student teaching practicum, and I have four weeks left to go (plus two weeks of Spring Break when I will be back in class myself). And it's awesome. Every day is … [Read more ...]

Hannah + 11 years and 8 days


This is one of those posts that I never know how to write. On February 19, my daughter Hannah turned 11 years old. Somehow, this tiny little baby: Turned into this young woman: What do you say about your first-born child? Of course … [Read more ...]

Keeping Confidence High

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Every year I choose a word to represent something I want more of in the months ahead. As I shared at the beginning of the month my word for 2016 is confidence. I did this for a couple of reasons, but my big, overarching motivation was that I was … [Read more ...]

Poem of the Month: Penguin Costume

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Recently I re-embraced my adolescent love of writing poetry. Many of them are written just for me, but I have written enough that are not as personal and I'd like to share some of them. And so, a blog series is born. These aren't necessarily my … [Read more ...]

A Word for 2016: Confidence


For the past number of years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. For 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]