There are times when we are left with no words to convey the overflow of emotions that fills us. No words because to utter a word, would cause something akin to a volcanic explosion to erupt inside of us. This is pretty much how I felt when Alton Sterling and Philando Castile lost their… Read More Say Something… my take on why black lives matter
As a teacher, it is my job to assess or grade my students’ work or their ability to perform a skill or meet a standard. However, very rarely do I take the time to assess my ability to perform in the various areas of my life. For instance, as a teacher, I am super reflective… Read More As a spouse, what grade do you deserve?
If you are from my day then you know the rest of the lyrics, “I shouldn’t have left you without a strong [post] to step to”. Like Eric B and Rakim wanted to keep the beats coming, I want to keep the blog posts coming, but sometimes life gets in the way of what we… Read More “It’s been a long time…
For students and teachers alike, the end or beginning of a quarter or a series of 9 weeks means a chance to reflect on the old and a clean slate for the new. It makes sense in the classroom, so I plan to adopt this same mode of thinking for my life. The new quarter is… Read More Press the Quarterly Reset Button
When there is spilled gravy… my fridge with spilled gravy In December, I purchased Marie Kondo’s audio book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Some have referred to her book as the “decluttering bible”, so with a review like that, I knew that I needed it in my life. Since… Read More Spilled Gravy
For this school teacher, Spring Break does not actually mean going on an awesome vacation. For me, it actually means get your crap together because this is really the last time you’re going to have off from now until Memorial Day (a mouthful, right?). Well, it’s true, and a part of me getting my crap together actually includes… Read More Look at what I made!
You were mostly amazing… I have come to call the 3rd month of 2016 my month of growth. Not only did I became a year older, I became wiser, and I became better. I set out to make this month, all 31 days of it, a celebration, and for the most part I did. The first… Read More Wow, it’s the end of March!
Lately, I have been noticing something different about myself. I don’t know why the change is happening, but I do know that I have been more anxious, less patient, and more distracted than usual. I have even been thinking a lot more than usual (I didn’t even think that was even possible). So I asked myself three… Read More what’s changing?
About a month ago, my sister’s sister in law tagged me in a Tasty video for slow cooker bbq ribs. The recipe looked like it would be very flavorful, so I decided to give it a go. I was pleased to see that I only had to purchase one of the ingredients required, and that… Read More Spicy but “Tasty” Slow Cooker Ribs
Earlier this month, when I was looking for ways to improve my marriage, my search did not yield the results I was anticipating. To my surprise (or maybe not so much), I found that there are overwhelming opinions about what a woman can do to keep her marriage healthy. For instance, I found articles that… Read More Why Marriages Fail