Long Haul

It feels like something has shifted. I’ve only been at this for a short time but this feels different. People who have been at this their entire lives, for decades, say that this feels different. If the New York Times bestseller lists of the past week or so are any indication, people are at least […]

FFTs

I’m not sure if Brene Brown realizes how timely the launch of her podcast was going to end up being but Lord is it helping me get through some big feelings in the past 24 hours. Her first episode talks all about how so many of us end up feeling when we find ourselves in […]

Expectations

“Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.” Anne Lamott, quoted in Brene Brown’s podcast Apparently I’m going to be using this platform as my own form of therapy for the foreseeable future. Today’s therapy session will focus on my issue with feelings of resentment. The above quote was referenced in Brene Brown’s new podcast, the first […]

WTAF?

Two weeks ago (March 9), I got home late from a staff meeting at one of my schools thinking about next steps with that staff in the coming weeks. I woke up the next morning and went to work at my other school as usual. At 2pm that Tuesday, we got an email that the […]

A New Normal

I’ve been trying to be mindful of not spending my entire day scrolling through various social media platforms and have been doing a pretty good job of intentionally leaving my phone in the other room so I’m not tempted. Yesterday, during one of my mindful scrolling times, one of my fave food bloggers (Defined Dish) […]

Day 3

Day 3 of social distancing with my two lovely angels. I knew today would be the hardest so far – novelty of being home is wearing off, anxiety of what the heck is going to happen is starting to peak, taking frequent inventories of what we’ve got food-wise and considering how long things will last […]

You Can’t Fight What You Can’t See

“If you are willing to dare to look white supremacy right in the eye and see yourself reflected back, you are going to become better equipped to dismantle it within yourself and within your communities.” Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Last February, I downloaded […]

Quarantining

What if we used our mothering love less like a laser, burning holes into the children assigned to us, and more like the sun, making sure all kids are warm? Glennon Doyle, Untamed This time last week, the thing teachers were most concerned about was the confluence of a time change, full moon, and Friday […]