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What motherhood means to me...

Sunday, May 08, 2011      2 comments

As a child, I played with dolls and pretended to be their mother. Feeding, changing diapers, and rocking them to sleep. If only I knew what the REAL meaning of motherhood was then, I'd have treated my dolls with lots of talk about the expecta... Read more

After State Standardized Testing...

Friday, April 29, 2011      1 comments

The pencils have been utilized to the core of each exhausted eraser. Children feel the instant relief of loaded neatly, dark-marked ovals and proof of answers in test booklets. Now the proverbial dust has settled and our lives can move in a ... Read more

Pointing the Finger... Teacher vs. Parent...REALLY???

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      13 comments

Why did I contact a parent today to tell her about her son "losing" his homework? I thought I was doing the right thing. Obviously NOT! She proceeded to tell me that he was bored with my class, a good student, and...decided to talk loudly in... Read more

Getting Ready for Monday...

Sunday, April 10, 2011      4 comments

Ironed clothes for the week- emoticon Assisted son with his homework Read more

Disobedience in its UGLY form

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

Why did one of my handsome, precious student adolescent jewels refuse to do classwork and decided to use non-standard English, age-inappropriate language when a colleague and I asked him to pick up his paper off the floor? (He knocked it down- ... Read more


Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Gotta stay hydrated. Drinking water had not always been my favorite beverage. Swimming pool... Bathtub contents... Trickling/streaming from showerheads... Crashing waves on the beach plummeting against rocks... My former views of ... Read more

Sunday with the kids...including our little Andy

Sunday, March 27, 2011      0 comments

Andy is our pooch. He's such a friendly, protective, human-like fella! Usually he wants his mommy- me- to show him affection- hugs and sweet talk. He wants his big sisters to bathe and groom him. He wants Daddy to rub his belly and "kick... Read more

Beach-Going Exercise

Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

I plan to walk along the beach today in the sunshine. It's too beautiful outside not to. I may even post a photo as a reminder of how gorgeous it is. Stay posted!!! Read more

The Tyra Show

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      2 comments

When I finished watching "Tyra", I had to face the fact that I never really healed from my father being killed. I was 19 when this occurred, yet at 39 now, I am still "triggered". The episode featured Grossiest People in America and obsession... Read more

Addressing the Issue

Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

As a concerned parent and teacher, I know we have to address the issue of "who's responsible?" It is certainly debateable by both sides. emoticonRead more

After the "Sty"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      1 comments

I don't know why I have a sty It bothers my eye. I wanted to cry when the school nurse said, "It's a sty." But my eye was dry. Who'd know how irritated it was for me. Damn! I can not see. Why? Oh heck! It's because of the st... Read more

56-58 The Final Score...

Saturday, March 05, 2011      1 comments

My high school team just lost the basketball game taking away the chance to go to region. Dang! I'm so disappointed. It was a good game, but I wanted my boys to win so badly.... Read more

Well... On to another chapter in the "Life of Teaching"

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday my 7th grade students completed the state-mandated Writing Test and I know they all worked extra hard and tried their best. Today, the students were required to take a practice Math test. Well, since so many were tired from yeste... Read more

Virtual Reality

Saturday, February 19, 2011      2 comments

After attending a Gifted/Talented training, I was truly enlightened about how our children rely heavily on technology and media. Many are even raised by media images. Of course being a parent and teacher, this struck me as being incredibly di... Read more

My Plan for Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011      0 comments

So you may be wondering, "Why make the title the plan for a specified date?" Sounds boring, drab, and completely uninteresting, right? Well, it certainly is my "commitment". Writing it makes it STICK. I feel more obligated to make it happen ... Read more

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