It’s almost summer!

Look guys, I know I’m not a faithful blog poster. I need to be, but in reality, I don’t think I ever will be. It’s going to be hit or miss… I’ve accepted it. I love living on the lake. It’s so beautiful. Lately I’ve taken for granted how beautiful the lake is. Living in …

Baby’s first time sick

So my little one experienced his first time being sick this week. It was scary. In reality, it really wasn’t that bad, but as a new mom, I was still so worried. I took off two days to be home with him just in case he needed me. The second day I bet we could …

It must be October

Oh. My. Gosh. I told myself I wasn’t going to go this long without keeping up here. That’s what October does to a teacher. It’s like this every year. Every. Year. Like clockwork. When teachers start feeling burnt out and super stressed and eat chocolate like crazy, ask yourself if it’s October. Chances are, the …

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Look, I know it’s the same every year. But seriously, pumpkin spice ANYTHING is the best! I absolutely love anything with pumpkin spice. Especially the latte. Most years I rush out to get one from Starbucks as soon as they are available. To the day. But this year was different. I knew when they would …

Working with a 4 month old

Let me tell you this working mom thing sucks. It’s not glamorous like people made it out to be before I had the baby. I couldn’t care less if it’s impressive or whatever either. That’s not a reason to do it. It’s hard. Just plain hard. I feel like I need a wife just to …

Coffee, My Coffee

Let me tell you how I love coffee. As a teacher I only thought I needed coffee to survive. Now as a teacher and new mom, I truly know what it means to need coffee. I got so excited when a friend posted about a sale on K Cups at a local supermarket. They were …

9/11/16

Today is September 11. I can’t believe it’s been 15 years. I’ve never written about where I was that day, so here it goes. I was in 9th grade sitting in Pre-AP World Geography. We had been in the auditorium with several other classes that morning when it happened. I don’t remember what we were …

Baby shots

So I am not a fan of shots myself. I’m such a huge baby when it comes to getting shots. I went years without getting the flu shot because I was more afraid of the needle than of getting the flu. Can anyone identify with me here? Even as a teacher, I didn’t get the flu …

Another school shooting

This makes my heart hurt. I receive notifications on my phone from the local news station. I just got one that read “W. Texas high school on lockdown due to reported active shooter,” soon followed by “Shooter dead, student wounded at W. Texas high school.” My first thoughts go to every single family that has …