What is this thing called work-life balance when you are a parent?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going alcohol free for a while brought 3 benefits that were effective almost immediately.
I studied the part of my cultural identity map that is tricky; the part that brings up all the feelings.