Graduation

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I've written here about finishing school and starting my teaching career. It feels like I've mentioned that I've completed my education more than once, but here I am going to go and mention it again. It's a little bit confusing so here's a rundown of … [Read more ...]

Free! Evenings!

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So, I'm officially a substitute teacher. My teaching certificate arrived a week and a half ago and since then I have taught everything from kindergarten to precalculus 11. It's interesting. I'm learning a lot. I'm sort of getting my feet under me. … [Read more ...]

I Will not Take Your Trash

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If you are a parent you have probably experienced this scenario. You are out somewhere in public. A grocery store. A park. Church. A festival of some sort. Your kid puts something in their mouth and then promptly decides that they do not like it. … [Read more ...]

Poem for September: Goal Setting

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Recently I re-embraced my adolescent love of writing poetry. Many of them are written just for me, but others are for sharing. And so, a blog series is born. And now, here is a poem I wrote over a year ago. It actually feels pretty apt for my life … [Read more ...]

All You Need is Love…Thankfully

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We have reached that part of summer where everyone's a little tired of being on vacation. It's the most ridiculously first-world problem ever, I know, but I'm out of patience, my kids are bored and we're all ready to get back into a semi-regular … [Read more ...]

Finish Line

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Almost three years ago now, in October 2013, I sat in a classroom in the Education Building at Simon Fraser University. I was there because I was starting to seriously think about going back to school to become a teacher and they were having an info … [Read more ...]

Jacob + 8 years and 4 days

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On Saturday my son Jacob turned eight years old. Just like every year on one of my children's birthdays, I once again became ridiculously sentimental. How did this happen? How did my chubby-legged little baby turn into this big kid who can ride a … [Read more ...]