I can remember times in the last 3 years when I have heard what I needed to hear at the right moment. My kids were heading in to the teen years and I heard “They will make mistakes, just pray that the mistakes aren’t too big” I was in distress over my son’s choices and… Continue reading Kairos-the right thing said at the right moment
I have a tough student. Within the first days of school I found myself toe-to-toe with her about following a simple direction. I learned long ago to pick your battles, but this was one I picked and I needed to win. She was quickly trying to establish control and breaking rules in the process. I… Continue reading Noticing the Small Wins
Why do we gather? We gather to do business. A rather mundane time, getting to the business at hand. Checking some boxes, passing out some schedules. We leave wishing it could have been sent in an email. We gather to share information so we can plan and move forward. As teachers, we look at data,… Continue reading We Gather: teacher edition
Tonight I made a throwback casserole. A casserole with a history and a funny backstory. I was in college at the University of California at Santa Barbara and was visiting a friend at her house in Bonita, California about 4 hours away. We had gone home for the weekend and her Dad had made dinner.… Continue reading “Chicken” Casserole
This afternoon in the rain I was scraping a sticker off of the back window of my van. As I was pulling the faded broken pieces off, I thought about my opinion on stickers decorating cars and how it might be considered controversial. My opinion on stickers began years ago when my kids were playing… Continue reading What do the stickers say?
My grandmother used to say you can’t plan everything. At the time I thought she was crazy. Of course I could plan everything. I was in my late 20s married and ready to start a family. Of course I would be able to start a family, but that wasn’t exactly the case. Like many women… Continue reading For everything, a season
I am typing this on my phone tonight. My computer decided to update. And because I did not write earlier this is my only option. I have become a late slicer. I did not begin like that in fact I began as an early slicer.I had all intentions of staying in early slicer but as in… Continue reading Keeping up