Reading with Your Little

Some of my favorite moments in the classroom were the days we started a new novel or literature unit. I always took time on those first days to read aloud to my students. If we were starting a new novel, I’d read the first chapter while they listened or followed...

I Did It My Way

Today is the 25th day in my 30 Day Blogging Challenge, and the topic is my biggest regret. Well, no one says it better than Frank, so I’ll let him do the talking (and add a few personal comments along the way). “My Way” And now, the end is  And...

Failure, Our Teacher

I want my son to fail. I want him to keep falling off his bike until he figures out that forward motion-balance thing. I want him to stand in the driving shooting airballs until he finally scores. I want him to take that math test over and over again until...

Happiness: The New [Old] Success

I remember back in my teaching days, kids would always talk about the money and fame that they wanted when they grew up. They wanted to have fancy cars and wads of cash and celebrity status. To them, three things defined success: money, fame, and the accumulation of nice “stuff.”...

Sitting in My Rocking Chair

Worry. This is my worst habit. Seriously. I worry ALL. THE. TIME. About everything. Going broke and losing our house my son getting a rare and deadly illness my friends turning their backs on me my parents dying my husband getting Lyme Disease my husband dying on a hunting trip...
All the going-ons
 

All the going-ons

All my rants and raves, successes and failures, joys and pains.
Back at it
 

Back at it

A 30 Day Challenge to spice things up!
We're all smiling!
 

We're all smiling!

And it is magical.
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