When I was knocked up with our third child, I was especially attracted to articles and blog posts discussing pregnancy and morning sickness and astronomical weight gain and the absurdity of maternity wear and parenting newborns and coping with multiple children. The funny ones tended to grab my attention the fastest and hold it the […]
I’m an emotional time bomb these days. Most recently, while writing a farewell letter to my high school students, I got all teary-eyed thinking about how much I was going to miss them this summer. The normal, not pregnant me would have had those feelings in my heart but would have told me to get […]
I cry for my son. Not always, of course, but enough. I first cried for my son just hours after his birth when he quit breathing, the cause of which was unknown until doctors ran a battery of tests and discovered he had suffered a stroke in utero that was causing seizure-induced apnea. When we […]
When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I learned, among other things, that I had been saying the absolute wrongest things to people my entire life. As a self-admitted awkward person, I’m terrible when it comes to extending condolences and comforting people in their times of need. Terrible. And I’ve discovered […]
Potty training seems like a great idea. Some ideas are better in theory than in practice.
I nearly got in an accident this morning on my way into work, spinning out of control on the expressway and crossing two lanes to wind up on the left shoulder. Thankfully, I hadn’t landed in the 2+ feet of snow in the median, meaning I was able to do a 45 point turn and […]
There are a lot of things teachers don’t want to hear their students say. Like anything involving an insult or the 4,768th question about whether we can just do nothing today. But there are a few things that get us teachers going and that pretty much light up even the darkest of our days. Curious […]