I don't know how long I have put off writing this post. Maybe I was waiting for some elegant prose that would somehow not incite a riot. Maybe I was hoping there would be some semblance of reconciliation. But I was probably hiding. I need to say some things that a lot of people are … Continue reading I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.
By my choice, I am recently resigned and what I am calling retired. I am (quite painfully) trying to learn how to move through life through what feels like slow motion. Trying to figure out what the new priorities are, what needs to be on the to-do list, if there even needs to be a … Continue reading 11 ways I have to define myself right now.
I'm intrigued when potential volunteers approach me about serving at The Sparrow's Nest. We have the volunteers who at first could care less what they do as it is something to be helpful. Clean toilets? With gladness! Sort through seedy donations? Absolutely! Others don't really know what they want to do but they have a … Continue reading Join me in another mid-thought
I don't pretend to be math fool. After a certain point, spreadsheets make me cross-eyed. But I do like to dabble in research. I find cross-referencing statistics within the same domain to be very enlightening. While speaking slightly tongue in cheek here, I would love to hear your constructive thoughts and opinions on the data … Continue reading Is there a gender gap in math?
There's an exhausting feeling of waking up realizing your "Want To Do List" has merged into your "Have To Do List" of which both have become today's "Must Do List." You try to talk yourself down on the ledge and put some priorities in place and you realize you don't have enough time or people … Continue reading Fair Warning: Sometimes You Wake Up at Dawn and do Yoga in the Rain
I can be "that mom." The mom who doesn't take yesterday's lunchbox out of the backpack and yet sends it back the next day not remembering to even empty it and put in a new fresh lunch. I lose the papers. I forget the parent conferences. I'm not ever going to be the Room Mom. … Continue reading Fair Warning: Not buying into #mommyfail