I have a new obsession. Oh, that's weird, Kayla. You never become fixated on new obsessions leaving the last ones behind. First of all, shut up. Secondly, this one is a good obsession: my budget. And also kind of Dave Ramsey. Read: Why a Praying Mantis is the Pet for You If you are familiar … Continue reading Dave Ramsey, My Problematic Financial Fave
I just had the most amazing thing happen to me and I have to tell everyone because I love it so much. So as you probably already know, I am an English teacher. Yesterday in a department meeting, we were discussing some new novels to add to our library so that we can breathe some … Continue reading We Love a Good Garbage Book.
Hi? I guess? Its been over 9 months since I've posted anything? I am not consistent. I tend to get motivated in short bursts, which is not a surprise to anyone who knows me. For a while there, I was trying to make my blog a real thing.. posting two to three times a week, … Continue reading I don’t know how to be consistent.
HAPPY 2021! The world is crazy, right? We're all spinning on an endless carousel of insanity and nobody will stop it even for JUST A SECOND SO I CAN GET A DANG FUNNEL CAKE but what are you going to do. I decided that what I am going to do is ignore everything like it's … Continue reading Blippi Revisited – I Hate Him Less but Also More
Hey, hi, we're living in a dystopian novel. Unless you're Brendan Fraser emerging from a bunker in Blast from the Past and the first thing you've done is come straight to my blog (in which case I love you Brendan and things are gonna get better for you booboo), you know we're living in a … Continue reading Hey Teachers? Parents? We’re on the Same Team.
It's been a while since I've written, and there's a lot of reasons for that: including returning to teaching and having a baby. ♥ I've really been examining what that means for my writing and if I'm going to continue to pursue blogging and such. I think this: I am going to keep writing, but … Continue reading Don’t Hurry, Be Happy
I have a child. A 3-year-old boy. I am also 20 weeks pregnant with my second boy. Let me tell you something: I feel different this time around. In case you haven't been following my blog for nigh on 5 years now, let me tell you a bit of how my first pregnancy rolled out: … Continue reading It’s Okay to Feel Different About Kid #2
Today's professional nerd is a competitive gamer and twitch streamer: tkgodpling! He recently won the Geico Gaming Tekken 7 Championship and streams on Twitch. You can check him out on Twitter and Twitch @tkgodpling 1. How did you get started in professional gaming? When did you know this was something you wanted to do full … Continue reading Professional Nerd Series: Competitive Gamer tkgodpling
This week in Professional Nerds, an awesome interview with Remington and Shaun of the Anime out of Context podcast. It's a super fun look at some of the more popular anime through the lens of both a big fan of anime, and a... what's the opposite of a fan? Anyway, I highly recommend giving it … Continue reading Professional Nerd Series: Anime out of Context Podcast
This week in professional nerds - a librarian and graphic novel/manga/comic book advocate Shauna Darbyshire. She is doing awesome work in the sphere of literature and helping people understand the relevance and importance of books previously seen as inferior. I am so blown away by what she is doing and I am 100% on board … Continue reading Professional Nerd Series – Graphic novel, Comic, and Manga Advocate Shauna Darbyshire