I am not sure that everyone battles with this decision, but I sure as heck did. Some people just know they are destined to be a stay at home mom or they are meant to work. I did not have this luxury of knowledge. I worked my butt off in college to get a B.S. … Continue reading Deciding to be a Stay at Home Mom
The reality of our Chicago trip was not exactly what I had dreamed up in my head. I expected to visit or do at least half of the items on the Chicago is My Kinda Town list, but it turns out that Chicago is way bigger than I thought and it takes longer to get … Continue reading Chicago Reality
We are planning a trip to Chicago for my Dad's birthday this year. My husband and I have not been there in about 15 years. Since we didn't have kids the last time we visited, this time will be a lot different. I have made a list of the things I think will be at … Continue reading Chicago is My Kinda Town
For the next few months it will not just be me and my dog Rosie hanging out together. My kids are out for SUMMER! Some people dread this time of year, but I look forward to it all year. Not only do I get to make some awesome memories with my kids and cherish the … Continue reading Summer Summer Summertime Fun!
The last time I wrote about this subject, I left you with the idea of a long road to recovery. As I write this today, I am lying on the couch recovering from yet another episode. But I am not going to begin here, I am going to continue my story about my journey from … Continue reading Where this God Forsaken Journey Began…Part II
January 2, 2007. Yes it was really that long ago. I can hardly believe it myself. My husband and I were taking down the Christmas decorations while our new baby of 3 months old was taking a nap. We had taken down these same decorations for the past 3 years and so I wasn't really … Continue reading Where this God Forsaken Journey Began
Have you ever walked into a classroom and found 20 kids running, jumping and dancing around while yelling and talking as loudly as they can? Ha! I have! This was my experience last Friday with my Substitute Teaching job. I haven't subbed much, maybe a total of 6 times, this was my 7th, and it … Continue reading Chaos in the Classroom, 3 Quick Tips for Pre-K through 3rd Grade Classroom Management for a Substitute Teacher