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Small Victories...

Over the years, I’ve found that I am my own harshest critic. I have a habit of planning far too much to do in one set period, and not giving myself enough time to rest and recharge. 298 more words

March 14: Walkouts Everywhere

Kids at our school joined kids across the country and world in walking out to protest gun violence and call for more gun safety. My son’s school took part, as well, and I’m glad they did. 447 more words

Sparkle On!

I had my neurologist appointment last week.

After a quick catch up on how I was doing and how my symptoms were my neurologist took me through all the regular physical tests: touching my hands and my feet with a pin to test sensitivity, using a tuning fork to along my legs and feet to test the same thing. 489 more words

Self Esteem

March 12: Almost Everything Sucks

Yeah, I said it. I’m in that place. Everything sucks and I hate everything. Well, almost everything. Most things. I feel inadequate as a parent and partner because I’m tired all the time and depressed. 417 more words

March 10: Trauma and Hope

Today was the second day of the ECET2MN conference, which was held at the Open World Learning (OWL) school in St. Paul. I love visiting different schools – it’s like being invited into someone else’s house, in a way. 456 more words

February 28: It’s Over!

So February is (almost) over. I took Annika to see the Roseville women’s basketball game tonight. They played against Irondale in the first round of the section and we left with, like, seven minutes left because Roseville was up by about 30 points and Annika wanted to see my classroom before we left. 394 more words

First race after 20 months of injury: A success story

It really couldn’t have gone any better than it did.

I was nervous — about the weather — as the four of us drove from Seattle to Whidbey Island in mixed snow and rainfall Saturday morning. 957 more words