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.
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
Every year around this time, I start getting bombarded with all these ideas about the little Christmas spy that is Elf on the Shelf. If you aren't familiar with them, I'll just quote their website to give you an idea of what's going on: The Elf on the Shelf® is a fun-filled Christmas tradition that has … Continue reading Elf on the Shelf – No Thanks!
For those of you that know me, you know that I have a pet praying mantis. Her name is Mantis, because the students who gave her to me were rife with creativity. So now, I have a lovely little girl who lives on my kitchen counter. She is the third creepy baby I've owned since … Continue reading Why a Praying Mantis is the Pet for You
Y'all, the holiday season is upon us. Halloween came and went in full force, daylight savings has come to destroy our lives, and Thanksgiving is up next. My social media is rife with people on both sides of this argument: when should Christmas decorations go out? Many will argue that Early Christmas decorations rob Thanksgiving … Continue reading A Defense of Early Christmas Decorations
I'm in Louisiana! I'm visiting my parents this week with Asher and we are having a blast. Today we went to a little water park and later this week we have plans to go to a trampoline park and an alligator farm, which is not a place where they grow alligators for harvest as you … Continue reading An Honest Review of Airline Travel from my Toddler
Okay so, y'all know I'm not doing the real teacher thing this year. Yes, substitute teaching is valid and blah blah blah. But I'm not gonna have my own classroom and I'm not planning any curriculum, etc. This is great for me, at least for now, because it allows me the freedom to actually like the … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe – A Real Weird Dude
It is the year 1999. I am sitting in my grandparent's basement, wearing Doc Martens and a pair of shorts in exactly the same pattern as my obnoxiously colored flowery shirt. I have one of those weird plastic choker things and some oddly placed glitter on my cheeks. My lips are blue, because I was … Continue reading The Sea Sponge Will Inherit the Earth: 5 Weird Facts
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Learn more about that here. I have a very independent toddler. In fact, I think my 2-year-old's favorite phrase is "Asher do it!" but if you know even a little bit about the tiny monsters that we call toddlers, you know that "Asher do it!" often means "Asher attempts … Continue reading Make Your Kid Do That! (7 Chores your Toddler Should be Doing Themselves)