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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You Could Not Pay Me To Shop On Black Friday

If it's one thing I will never understand it's Black Friday. I like to shop. I like to save money. But I don't care for getting the sh!t beat out of me in the process. But that's just me. I prefer to lay in bed and turn on the news and see people killing each other over a half price television. And I am NEVER disappointed. EVER. I used to try to have all of my shopping completed by Thanksgiving. It's just how I rolled. But now I have major…

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Everyone Is Really Courageous, When Hiding Behind Their Keyboard.

There is nothing I love more than kicking another mom when she's down. It's so fun. It makes me feel so much better about myself. I just love letting the world know how superior I am to everyone else. While sitting at home alone. Basking in the warm glow of my computer screen. It's called keyboard courage. And apparently, it's highly contagious. When a first time mom writes a frantic post on The Book asking a question like only a first-timer can, I can't type fast enough. I like to…

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I am Ashamed to Admit I’m Guilty of Fat Shaming.

The other night I posted a meme on my Facebook page. It was of a two toddlers wearing the same outfit. And the caption was how the model looks in the outfit and then how the other baby looks in the same outfit. I thought it was cute. I thought both girls looked adorable. And every woman can relate. We never look like the model when we buy the same outfit. It was funny. Then I got a comment that I should be ashamed of myself. And like every time…

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And Just Like That I Am Missing Richard Simmons

I wish I could go back. To about a week ago. When I had no clue that Richard Simmons was even missing. Before I ever heard of the podcast trying to find him. When my days consisted of teaching students and raising my own children. It was such a simpler time. Now my days are filled with my latest obsession. Right up there with who killed Jon Benet? And where in God's name is that Malaysian airplane? Now I spend my time listening to podcasts about Richard Simmons. And podcasts…

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Jamie Lynn Spears Needs Prayers, Not Judgement

I have been absolutely heart sick over the story about the daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears. She was riding in an ATV on the family's property when there was an unspeakable accident. She flipped and was submerged under water for some time. Her mother, Jamie Lynn, witnessed the entire thing. She raced to her and tried to get her out. She was strapped in by a seat belt and a safety net. All the things that were in place to prevent a disaster. Now making it so much worse. I…

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Different is the New Normal

I have a friend who is changing the world. One kind gesture at a time. Her name is Kerry and she is an absolute inspiration to me as a woman, as a mom, and as a friend. I met Kerry at a play school class for kids with special needs. My son was born with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. 22qย is a chromosomal disorder that results in poor development of several body systems.The syndrome can cause heart defects, poor immune system function, a cleft palate, and low levels of calcium in the…

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