Today, You’re You and That is Enough. My Students are Amazing.

This year I started at a new school. It's in a completely different part of the city, with a completely different set of problems. I miss my old students and co-workers, but fate has definitely put me here for a reason. The other day I wrote about a speech I gave to a group of 8th grade students at a retreat. I spoke from the heart and told them about my kids. About their differences. About acceptance. I had this opportunity all because of an email. A few months ago two…

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Tell You Being a Parent is so Freaking Hard?

Where the hell in all the books I read about becoming a parent was the chapter on how freaking hard it can be? I never thought it would be so hard. I thought it sounded fun. That's why we had four so close in age. It seemed like a great idea at the time. Before they could talk. No one ever once said to me, having kids will literally tear your heart out of our body. You will experience feelings that you never even knew existed. You will lose so…

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