There are few book series that I respond to quite like Harry Potter. I first met Harry Potter during high school. A classmate walked into geometry, completely absorbed in book one, and found her seat without even looking. It wasn’t too much later in the year that the same thing happened, but this time it … Continue reading No spoilers: me and Harry Potter.
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Living in the Gray.
Warning: This post addresses suicide and self-harm. Not so long ago, I expressed concern about the string of heartbeat bills popping up to another Christian, and their response surprised me. They told me any bill related to access to reproductive health wouldn’t matter to me, because I was married and I wouldn’t be trying to … Continue reading Living in the Gray.
THINK before you scold a mom.
A lot of my baby food goes to a particular someone who loves to babble. She talks all the time, and if her mom gave her daughter undivided attention every time a random string of syllables erupted forth, nothing would get done in their life. To the random stranger in the store who had the … Continue reading THINK before you scold a mom.
Why I quit teaching, part 2.
Warning: This post does reference sexual, physical, and verbal abuse. Teaching is emotionally draining work. It is true that it is fulfilling work. I never doubted the worth of my career and what I was offering. It’s still exhausting and saps you of the mental energy necessary to have a life outside of teaching. Brains … Continue reading Why I quit teaching, part 2.
Why I quit teaching, part 1.
As a former teacher, it’s not unusual for people to ask me why I’m not still a teacher. This is a difficult question for me to answer, because there isn’t one lone reason, but several. Time, emotional health, and money all contributed to my decision to thank my principal for giving me the opportunity and … Continue reading Why I quit teaching, part 1.
Baby Food Day 54- Navy Beans!
Shopping List -15.5 oz can navy beans -bananas and unsweetened applesauce if you don’t have any or if you’re out of baby food cubes in your freezer Meal Plan -about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of navy bean puree at one meal -about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of any other baby food (bananas, avocado, unsweetened applesauce, … Continue reading Baby Food Day 54- Navy Beans!
Baby Food Day 29- Olive Oil!
I know olive oil isn't what one typically thinks of when discussing baby food. I thought it might be time to try olive oil so that you can sometimes have food that you cook not just for Baby, but for you too. Roasted butternut squash can be pureed for Baby and eaten as is by … Continue reading Baby Food Day 29- Olive Oil!
There are times when life just hurts, and the fear related to that pain engulfs me. My executive functioning begins to wane. My keys don’t end up in their normal place. I drink coffee out of measuring cups, because the counters are full of dishes and there are no clean mugs. I pull my medicine … Continue reading Toilet Brain
Blend Baby Blend!
Typically, I don't gush about appliances, but this blender makes me happy. I've seen it in various forms and various prices, and I'd buy it again with no hesitation. After a few days of trying this out, I gave away my classic blender and have not regretted the increased counter space from its absence. What … Continue reading Blend Baby Blend!
Baby Food Day 17-Green Beans!
Shopping List 2 bananas, if you're running low or Baby really loves them Package of unsweetened applesauce cups, if you're running low or Baby really loves them Steamer bag of green beans Meal Plan -breast milk/formula as usual -about ⅛ cup of green bean puree during one meal -banana, applesauce, or a mixture of fruits/green … Continue reading Baby Food Day 17-Green Beans!