You Can Never Be Too Thankful

Today’s topic: Thanks. Overuse thank you. And I love you. And I forgive you. Because you can never say those things too many times, and you’ll never regret it. Tell someone you’re thankful for them today. Tell your mom or grandma or sister that you love them. And tell whoever you’re holding that ugly grudgeContinue reading “You Can Never Be Too Thankful”

Why Laughter is Always The Best Medicine

Today’s prompt: Muddle

Muddle is a funny word. It rhymes with puddle (which I love puddles), which then got me thinking of the word juggle, then I instantly thought of clowns.

I’m not a big fan of clowns. But I am of a HUGE fan of laughing.

Tests Are The Worst

Today’s Prompt: Test. Honestly nothing popped into my head when I read that word- mostly because I just got done cooking bacon, making the fire alarm go off, and now I am currently questioning if the bacon is even cooked enough for me to be eating it. That’s how much of a cook I am.Continue reading “Tests Are The Worst”

31 Days Writing Challenge

Let me start out by saying this: I am already 5 days behind on this writing challenge thing. This challenge comes from Christina Hubbard, a blogger/writer who I just happen to come across by creeping on my dear friend Allie’s blog. ANYWHO. The whole gist of the challenge is this: take the one word prompt, write aContinue reading “31 Days Writing Challenge”

Parents & Phone Bills

I received a text from my mother today with this simple direction: “Call me home you get a minute I need to talk to you about your cell phone usage.” So I of course obeyed my mother and called her instantly, but I wasn’t getting the usual “watch it we almost used too much data”Continue reading “Parents & Phone Bills”

A Job & A Mattress

“A bee in a glass jar.”
That is what my mom calls me. I’m everywhere, all the time. I have always been this way, jumping from one idea to the next, but my mind has been going crazy the last 8 months, jumping from thing to thing, worrying over the smallest leap and the tiniest decision because my next step determines the rest of my life, apparently (according to myself at least). And as my mind started to race & juggle the idea of my one year contract with teaching and a 2 year program to earn my teaching credential here in California, I realized something.

6 Best Things For Your Students

I know, I know, school is school. We need to teach our kids how to act in society, how to sit quietly, how to stop tapping their dang pencil on their desk or hitting their feet together because seriously, everyone can hear you (still learning my patience on this one), how farts in public are not and never will be appropriate, and how respect and kindness are the two things that will get you anywhere in life.

But just because they need to learn those things doesn’t mean that making silly faces to your friends across the room can’t happen every once and awhile. It doesn’t mean that a an always quiet classroom is a learning classroom. And it doesn’t mean that reading, writing, speaking, math facts or problem solving have to be done sitting on your bottom with four legs on the ground.