GLASS TREASURES (Christmas Visions Part 1)

This Christmas, I hope you will receive the gift of understanding your own worth in the eyes of another. You are a glass treasure.

SUGAR RUSH: FINDING THE SWEETNESS IN DAILY TASKS

I was rushing around trying to get things done, and all I saw were tasks. I forgot to see the world through the eyes of my children. I was on the verge of taking what was a treat to them and turning it into a chore. What is 30 more seconds in the big picture? This little moment was a sweet reminder to find the pleasure in living.

JUST ANOTHER DAY

As an imperfect perfectionist, one of my biggest problems is that I can NEVER do enough. I don’t mean this in an overly dramatic sense. I literally cannot physically do enough to accomplish everything that I feel should be done in a day. Two major factors in my life make this particularly true: my job and my children. These two factors entered my […]

WEARY WOMEN

I am tired. I am really, really tired. It takes a lot of energy to be a woman. I am tired of hating how my butt looks in my jeans, worn out with wishing for bigger breasts and drained by considering how every bite of food will effect my thighs. I am exaggerating, but only a little. A woman is expected to […]

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

There are more lessons to create, more papers to grade, more parent emails to answer, more meetings to attend, more papers to grade, more standardized tests to prepare non standard students for, and, of course, more papers to grade.

When I grade the papers, every error I mark is either me failing to teach well enough, or the students failing. If the students are failing, aren’t I still failing?

TECH SUPPORT

I really wanted to have the picture say, “TECH TEXT SUPPORT,” but I didn’t know how to do that with my photo editor. Catch the irony? In my efforts to learn to give myself the grace to be okay with me, I have found the support of others to be immensely helpful. The picture above is from an actual group […]

RUN IT LIKE A BOSS

Run it like a boss! That is my approach to exercise. Why run if you can’t do it fast or far? Why lift weights if you can’t lift heavier and for more reps each week? Why do a workout video if it isn’t intense enough to make you want to collapse? Unfortunately, my body doesn’t want to do much of anything like […]

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