Thank goodness I wasn't looking at my phone or multitasking when this happened. Nope. I was there for the whole thing.
Meeting My Children Again
What is this thing called work-life balance when you are a parent?
A New Era: My Work from Home Setup
Banging the top of an open stapler to attach a piece of paper or decorative border to a wall was symbolic, stressful, and oddly satisfying.
Kindergarten Is All We Know
Back in March of 2020, we all had to learn to navigate the unknown. It was extreme, but since then, I definitely learned that the “I don’t yet” moments in life are completely acceptable and they also have healing properties.
Covid Round Two: It All Made Sense
Our final family summer hurrah was nonstop fun and excitement. We drove to Anaheim instead of flying in hopes to avoid delays and getting sick. We hit the parks for 3 days, rising early each morning and returning to the hotel for late bedtime. We ate fun vacation food and I partook in vacation cocktails.
Summer Road Trip Packing Satisfaction
My Brain Wants Books Instead
In an attempt to fine-tune my reading focus, I even jumped on the fidget craze. I know they aren't currently trending as hard, but this teacher approves.
Summer 2022 Yo-Yo Diet
This kind of bitterness and jealousy leads to what some may refer to as Haterade.
Health Benefits of Podcasting: Blood Pressure
I have another fun and creative hobby in addition to blogging. My dear friend Joji and I started a podcast in September called Jenn and Joji Podcast. Joji is a registered nurse and a caregiver to her mother, a stroke survivor. Often, our conversations and lifestyle ideas and experiences overlap across nursing, teaching, caregiving, and... Continue Reading →
SUP for Two on Donner Lake
Thanks to my dad, a big part of my childhood was lake time with my family during camping trips to enjoy boating and water sports.
Favorite Recent Purchases July 2022
I Left Classroom Teaching at Year 17
My job as executive producer of a live daily show featuring social-emotional learning, an unnerving safety plan that was on a loop in my mind everyday, similar to that of the videos shown before taking flight on an aircraft in case there's a crash will soon be over.
Learning How to Podcast
During one of our drunken chats a few years ago, we came up with a big goal of starting a blog or a podcast. It was an alcohol fueled idea.
Personal Ultimate Wake Up Time Goal: 4:45 a.m.
A lot can be achieved early in the morning. So I have heard.
Swim Lesson Fears
My anxiety during my son's swim lesson had nothing to do with water.
Friend Zoning My Phone
When I got my first smart phone around 2008ish, I referred to it as My Beloved. I'm over it. Kind of. We're just friends now. Almost.
My Phone Gets Pampered at Night
How I manage my phone dependency.
3 Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol
Going alcohol free for a while brought 3 benefits that were effective almost immediately.
It's 2021. Let's try to quit booze and Instagram. Why not?
I studied the part of my cultural identity map that is tricky; the part that brings up all the feelings.
Anti-Racism: Reflecting on 15 Years of Being a Public Educator
Words and thoughts surrounding anti-racism and public education.
Keep the Original
Once again, decluttering scammed me into giving up my precious time.
Ko Kut Thailand: The Furthest Point Away from FOMO
I would have had huge regrets if I chose not to go.