This year I was invited to participate in a program called Holiday Council through a company call StrateJoy which has helped me work on my upcoming plan for 2021. As in years past I chose a word (or theme) for the year: BELIEVE.Continue reading “Believe In 2021”
I’m hoping there won’t be any spoilers in this post at this point but if you haven’t seen Hamilton by now then you probably won’t ever see it so you don’t care. Also, since it’s based on historical events (with some creative liberty) there really isn’t much that you couldn’t find out just by searching Alexander Hamilton.
Aaron Burr (sir) acts as a narrator and dramatic foil to Alexander Hamilton’s character throughout the story. There is one particularly touching moment where the war is over and both Burr and Hamilton have become fathers and they sing a beautiful duet called “Dear Theodosia”:Continue reading ““Dear Theodosia” – Parents Never Change”
The other day the Munchkin and I went kite flying. We rediscovered kite flying during this spring of the pandemic and on windy days she asks if we can go fly her kite. It also helped that for a while “Mary Poppins” was her favorite movie so when we found some cheap kites we decided to do it for ourselves.
Now that the fall winds are starting to blow and the calm warmth of summer is saying good-bye we wanted to enjoy a lazy weekend day and go fly a kite; it would get us out of the house so the Mr. could sleep and enjoy some beautiful fall weather down by the river. We drove to our preferred tree-less windy spot and set up to fly the kite. Up until recently, I hadn’t flown a kite since I was a small child with my own parents so I had some vague, romanticized, nostalgic idea of what kite flying was about but let me tell you what it really is – a good metaphor and practice for life and I feel we should all go back to flying kites a little more often after the experience on this particular fall weekend.Continue reading “Kite Flying as a Metaphor for Life”
Water is a pretty magical and awesome compound and it’s so important for so many things that our body is made up of 70%-ish water, the planet is covered in it and the compound basically makes it possible for many chemical reactions to take place. Children are enthralled by water; they love splashing in it or blowing bubbles with it and parents love that it tires them out, but why is water so special?Continue reading “The Magical Properties of Water”
I don’t know about you but if you’re part of any social media that involves women it seems like almost every single photo that gets shared includes some line like “don’t mind the mess…” Sometimes they try to give you a reason for the mess and sometimes they don’t but the shame feeling is strong with this one.Continue reading ““Don’t Mind the Mess””
Ahh the picture of a mom and her kid enjoying beautiful weather in a hammock. She’s perfect! She’s a rock star! She’s got it all handled. Except that day I definitely didn’t.Continue reading “Beware of Social Media and The Comparison Trap”
I don’t know how to write this and I’m not sure I’ll make any sense or do any justice but I am frightened for the world we are creating for the children; all the children but especially the black and brown children as they continue to see people who look like them unjustly imprisoned, harassed and murdered with the ripple effect that has on their community.
I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t been as consistent with the practice as I should be or could be but I have kept at it and during quarantine I produced almost something that sounds like music. Complete with video, keep reading!
Where are my fellow extroverts? How are you holding up? Me? Ehhh. I have good days and I have bad days. In my last post I talked about some of the benefits I’m seeing from this current situation but as we’re winding down week 3, I’m struggling. I’m not going to lie, it has been really hard to stay in the house.
This month man….amiright? I’ve been thinking a lot about how this month has changed in such a short period of time. In the span of 48 hours I went from teaching in a classroom to remote learning which meant that I had work differently than I had ever done it before.
Interestingly, I sent an email to my supervisor back in November about setting up distance learning for our school as a way to help students with credit completion or other school attendance issues, so it seems that my wish (?) has come true.