We Had No WiFi at Work and It Was the Worst Day of My Life.

This is not an easy topic to write about. It's taken me a while to actually put into words this horrific experience. But if it can help at least one person out there, it will be worth it. A few weeks ago I got to work and I could tell something was amiss. Right away. Because people were conversing with one another. No one was hulled away in their classrooms staring at their laptops. People were in the halls. Communicating. I knew it was going to be bad. But really…

Continue Reading

Growing Up In Violence Part Two: Fiona’s Story

I am a guidance counselor. And I've always wanted to tell some of my enlightening stories. Over the years I have taken notes about a lot of my students. And I've decided to start sharing some of them here. I work with a lot of kids who don't have ideal home lives. The one thing that always amazes me is that they always come to school. Even though there's no one at home making them. When I was a kid I would have stayed home every chance I got. Even…

Continue Reading

Tomorrow is My First Furlough Day. And I’m Going to Enjoy Every Freaking Second of it.

Tomorrow is a furlough day for me. It's a day that I cannot come to work and will not get paid. Although I enjoy getting paid, I'm not entirely upset about the no work part. My kids are all in school full time. They will all be in school tomorrow. And I will be home. Alone. Furloughing. All. By. Myself. A few weeks ago my kindergartener and first grader came home with permission slips for a field trip. To see Disney on Ice. I was a bit too overly excited…

Continue Reading

I Got a Fitbit and It Is All I Will Talk About From This Point Forward

I tend to get obsessed with things. When I get excited about something I jump in with both feet. Like having kids. I had four in under four years. I couldn't get enough. I had four kids and then I was over it. No more. I'm done. Time to move on. My latest obsession is my new Fitbit. I cannot get enough of this little miracle. There is nothing it can't do. It tells me how many steps I take. It tracks my sleep. It tells me how many steps…

Continue Reading

It’s Summer. Out With the Bras. In With the Booze.

I really didn't think this day would ever come. But it is finally here. The first day of summer! And it's raining. Which makes it even more perfect. I'm still in my jammies. Still drinking coffee. Still don't have a bra on. Because I don't have to. Because I'm a freaking teacher. I've had to put a bra on every day for the last ten months. I mean every day besides every weekend, every holiday, every furlough day, Christmas break and Spring break. But still. That's a lot of bra…

Continue Reading
Close Menu

Pin It on Pinterest