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because life has ups and downs…

Kindness is Contagious

Have you ever had something turn out exactly like you hoped it would? I had that happen today, and I’m still smiling! You may have read in an earlier post … Continue reading

September 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Devastating Loss Brings Outpouring of Love

Kids aren’t supposed to die. Kids most certainly aren’t supposed to die from cardiac arrest following an asthma attack at a high school football practice. Yet, that’s exactly what happened … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Follow My Classroom Blog

Hey there! As a Communication Arts teacher for middle school kids, I wanted to find a way to get their writings out there. I wanted their pieces to be relevant … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

First Week of School

Classes started for the kiddos in my school district this week. You know what that means, right? It means that students packed their bags with new school supplies. It means … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

When Your Teen Athlete Breaks Her Toe

Our youngest kid is tough. She rarely shows much emotion when she’s been hurt, physically or emotionally. She has been that way since she was a little girl. It’s just … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Operation Varsity Blues: Bad Parenting 101

You’ve probably seen the news stories about the rich and famous who were caught for a college admissions cheating scandal called Operation Varsity Blues. If not, you can check it … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day!

I’ve been a teacher for 28 years. My husband and I have five kids between us. Four of them have graduated high school. Our youngest will finish middle school this … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 2 Comments