It's been a long time since I've written anything and there are a lot of reasons for that. I've been raising a toddler, moving, teaching extra classes, etc etc. Bottom line is life is busy. But it always is, right? I'm in a place now where I'm being challenged in new ways. Life is an incredibly … Continue reading Bloom where you’re planted.
I recently saw an ad that I want to share with you guys. It was posted according to the article it was attached to, as a response to the heinous Pepsi ad that got a lot of backlash. Pepsi actually removed the video and apologized for its content, since it was seen as so offensive. (If … Continue reading Come together.
Let's talk about Facebook. Like, remember when Facebook started and it was like, those pins and poking each other and writing your statuses like this? "Kayla Nicole is eating ice cream and it's great!" Yeah I do. Better times, honestly. Anyway these days I find myself increasingly more annoyed at all my friends on Facebook. … Continue reading How to be a Smart Christian on Facebook
So I'm not sure how this plays out in other career fields, but as a teacher I have noticed that there is a single unifying factor among all teachers. It isn't love of students or passion for content... It's trash talk. Seriously. I have never met a teacher who didn't have a lot to gripe … Continue reading I’m positive I’m negative.
My son is six months old! He's the best baby that's ever existed, which I'm sure you know. He's doing all the normal things a six month old should do: putting every possible thing in his mouth, drooling enough to drown a small animal, peeing mid diaper change, getting mad because he can't crawl, accidentally … Continue reading Why is it so hard for parents to believe in God’s unconditional love?
I have a student in one of my classes that transferred from a remedial class. I'll call him Jacob. Jacob is a very sweet kid and I'm glad to have him, though he can be a bit of a distraction. He loves making others laugh and is generally a delight to have. We have a … Continue reading Not knowing what’s right
This morning I was in the sound booth, as usual, singing along to one of my favorite songs. The chorus explains how He is our rock, our shield, our strength, etc., and I was thinking about what that means to me in my life right now. It means that as a parent, I can lean … Continue reading Why I Love the Bible.
Okay. I'm gonna be honest with you. I had almost half of this post written when I realized it was all wrong. I was going to write a heartfelt confession about my failure to be at peace with life. But then I started grading papers, and it didn't feel like enough to just ignore what … Continue reading Practice makes… practiced. (You are enough)
I know that as soon as you see the title of this post, you will understand exactly what I am talking about, provided that you are a mother yourself. I still struggle with that label though, because it's so new and it feels so foreign. Asher is now 7½ weeks old, and I love him more … Continue reading Mommy Guilt.
I write entirely not often enough. In the time since my last post, so much has happened. I've had a baby! A beautiful and perfect baby boy, Asher. I've gained so much, so much love, so much warmth, so much respect and understanding for other parents, but I've also lost someone very valuable to me. … Continue reading Of Love and Loss.