It is the end...

The end of the school year is approaching rather quickly and I am not sure I am ready for it. Last year around this time, I had to say goodbye to a couple coworkers that I truly cherish and it has been so very hard this year without them. It truly has. There are always changes as a teacher. Each year is different. However, when you work with people that make you laugh, make you think, and can be yourself is so hard to be without them. Every single day I miss them still and it  has been months and months. This year, I will say goodbye to even more coworkers....more

Stitch's Han Solo Cake!

As promised, here are a couple of picture of the Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Cake that Stitch got for her Star Wars themed birthday party, thanks to Auntie Alis. Drumroll please: ...more

Breaking up with Joan

That would be Joan Rivers. I will admit it to you, because I know you won’t tell anyone. But for the past few years, I have been living on the dark side. That would be the side where Fashion Police is on TV every Friday night. I know it doesn’t make any sense, and you are probably wondering whose blog you’re on right now. I don’t understand it either....more
Great post! I always admired her back in the 70s. What seemed fearless when I was growing up now ...more

Fatphobia: A Guide for the Disbeliever

First, a little bit about me. I'm an American who has lived on one coast or the other, who has spent extended time in Poland and in London....more

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Cyberbullying - Are Bloggers Guilty of This?

I remember a friend of mine talking about how “convenient” it is that I had a blog. “You can blog about everything that pisses you off,” she said. She’s partly correct; bloggers can rant using their personal blogs. But the line that separates bad reviews and cyberbullying can be a very thin one....more

21 Powerful Tips To Prevent Kids Cyberbullying

I get sick in the stomach when I read about teenagers taking their own lives after extensive online bullying. Nearly 80% of kids under 10 use social media. I urge you to take cyberbullying seriously. The Internet is a great place to learn, to be entertained, to share and communicate, but not a place for bullying. ...more

Dance Bully

My husband has this signature move that he does whenever we go out dancing. It's a simple move and one that he has done for as long as I've known him. It starts with a rhythmic head bob. Then slowly, his shoulders will begin to pump. Soon he generates enough of a groove to penetrate his entire body, causing a series of epileptic shifts in both of his legs. It's quite beautiful really, like a swan lost in the jungle....more

How The Selfie Transformed My World

I absolutely hate photos of me. Or I used to hate them. Now I sometimes like some of them a little bit.Like many women, I am my own worst critic about my appearance. I’m fat, ugly, crooked teeth, scar on my lip, etc, etc, etc. But the thing I’ve hated the most are my eyes....more
melanie jean juneau Thank you for your kind words! :-)more