Valentine’s Day- Don’t Forget the Teachers

Happy Valentine's Day. It is this incredible holiday which brings out the best of everything: roses priced astronomically high, a plethora of heart-shaped candy boxes, stuffed animals out the wazoo and the ever-classic candy conversation hearts. These delectable treats are a staple of the holiday and have changed over the years with the waxing and … Continue reading Valentine’s Day- Don’t Forget the Teachers

10 Ways 90’s Rap Helps Me Stay Fly

Parenting can be hard. That's an overstatement, and also a statement that is overused. What can we do as parents to get through it all, raise some respectable kiddos, and have a little fun at the same time? The answer, my friends is easy. Just push play, and let the music be your guide. Potty … Continue reading 10 Ways 90’s Rap Helps Me Stay Fly

Fly Mom of Somewhere…

In western PA, born n' raised -a nose in a joke book- how I spent most of my days. Mastering the knock knock, feeling so cool. Badass punchline is just the tool. There's nothing like the sound of crisp paper ripping away, small hands feverishly awaiting the contents  it masks. It was just such a … Continue reading Fly Mom of Somewhere…

Dear Teacher Who Replaces Me…

  I have just left my your classroom, and have taken the last of my things. I have organized my materials to get you through the year, and hope that it helps you as you begin this journey in your teaching career. As you step into this room, I need you to know a few things … Continue reading Dear Teacher Who Replaces Me…

The Things We Leave Behind

13 minutes. The approximate time left to tell my former principal that I have successfully found childcare for my girls and can re-interview for my old position to come back as a teacher in the fall. The saga which has been my leave from my teaching position in January and the will- I/won't- I- be- returning game … Continue reading The Things We Leave Behind