The Football Creed

Who doesn’t love mud, sweat, grunts, and grass? Ladies and gentlemen, it’s football season. However, I often question if we’re really “ladies” and “gentlemen” about the whole situation. If every football fan adopted these simple rules, August – January would be the most fun months of the year. Some may think I’m not a real football fan. I’m ok with that. Let’s just be real. Don’t hate. Follow these rules: 1. I will not call watching a football game on my couch “cardiovascular exercise.” I will not say wings, mexican dip, and celery doused in ranch dressing fit my diet.
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Lets Be Honest

I have a love and hate relationship with glasses. I love how fashionable they are and how you can be geek chic these days. One of my dear friends confessed to wearing fake glasses frequently. I keep trying to convince Tyler he would look amazing in glasses and should immediately buy some. He has not given in quite yet. I love: and I have a collection of glasses I wear regularly. They are prescription. I’ve been wearing glasses since 4th grade. If you could only see the photos at my parents’ house, you’d never read this blog again. However, I’ve
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Let’s Be Honest

Sometimes I like to hide from people. Tyler and I go to a gathering, often with friends we already know, and he immediately makes his rounds, enjoys conversation, laughs, and communicates with others. Very often when I’m ready to leave, it will take us at least twenty minutes to exit because he has to tell everyone “It was great talking with you. See you later!” This is admirable of him. I respect this. But I have such a hard time asserting myself. So we’re at the gathering mentioned above, and Tyler has gone off into conversation and community. Meanwhile, I’ve
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Let’s Be Honest

Dwelling Inside or Out? When you see me pondering and if you ask me what I’m thinking about, there is an 88% chance I’ll be thinking about the future, a 10% chance I’m thinking of the past, and a 2% chance I’m thinking of the current situation. It’s so much easier to think of what I’m going to do or what happened yesterday, things I can reflect on or try to control, instead of thinking about what is happening now. I’m not sure if it’s because I really like control, as I’ve said before, and can think of and write down
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Let’s Be Honest

I read this quote the other day while prepping for the new school year: Ethan, himself “The effective teacher strives for purposeful movement toward a common end. You cannot control your students’ minds without shutting them down. But you can lead them.” – The Lost Tools of WritingI stopped reading. I put down the book and walked away. I could not imagine that this quote would apply to me. Not about my students let’s say, but my son. Let’s face it,  I want to control my son’s mind. I want to change the way he thinks, the decisions he makes,
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