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.
Over the last couple of years I've noticed a trend - social media makes it so easy for us to raise awareness of certain causes. Bullying awareness, ALS awareness, autism awareness... the list goes on. And while yes, it's cool that people are now more aware of these things... what purpose does that actually serve? Read: Can one … Continue reading Raising awareness – why?
You've heard the debate over the Starbucks red cups, I know you have. It's really nothing new - Starbucks or Target or Disney or some other huge company manages to find a new way to offend Christians every year. This year, it's the absence of snowflakes that has everyone up in arms. People are seriously … Continue reading All the things we get offended by
I am not a patient person. I don't necessarily mean I can't wait around for things, though that is typically true, I mean I have very little patience for people. Or situations. I hope I'm not tarnishing anyone's perception of me - it's just the truth. I have noticed that throughout my pregnancy this trait has … Continue reading When learning patience feels like a kick in the head
I'm in an interesting position in life. Well, interesting might be an understatement. You see, my husband's job ends at the end of May, which we knew, and it wouldn't be a problem, since my job is stable, right? Wrong. I received a notice back in March that the district won't be renewing my contract. … Continue reading What to expect when you’re not expecting (a baby)
I've been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something about social media and your kids. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real today than it was ten years ago thanks to, you guessed it, the internet. I … Continue reading To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers