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National #Bumpday

A little birdie told me today was national #bumpday. Looking at this photo, you would assume I was happy, joyful, excited, invincible, and you would be right. But I didn’t feel that way my entire pregnancy. This picture was taken on my due date.  Many of you know my story so I won’t get into… Continue reading National #Bumpday

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Field Day/Class Picnic

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, today brings me back to my childhood. It’s field day!!! I missed it last year because I was out on maternity leave, but I’m glad to be apart of it this year, despite being under the weather. Field Day is a day full of fun packed… Continue reading Field Day/Class Picnic

My Life, Vegan Mommy Things

This is Not What I Signed Up For

If you would've asked me during my freshman year of college if this is where I thought I would be, I would have said no. My life now is not at all how I dreamed it would be. Before anyone says anything, there is a point, but let's start with somethings that I think about… Continue reading This is Not What I Signed Up For

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Teaching in Title 1 Schools

Teaching is not for the faint of heart. The amount of pressure that we are under when it comes to standardized testing, to the issues that we have to deal with when it comes to our students and their various backgrounds and home lives, is daunting and often causes teachers to leave the profession. To… Continue reading Teaching in Title 1 Schools

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Suicide in Elementary

I can’t shake this terrible feeling. Too many kids are committing suicide in the elementary, especially in fourth grade, the grade I teach, so of course it hits home hard. The cause? Bullying. Bullying is a serious matter at any age but especially so with children because they haven’t quite yet got expressing their feelings… Continue reading Suicide in Elementary

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Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

As babies, they can't verbally express themselves. Their only form of communication is crying. As they grow older into toddlers and kids, they can better say what is bothering them. However, that does not mean they are emotionally aware. They can say what is bothering them, but they can't quite yet identify the emotion that… Continue reading Raising an Emotionally Aware Child