This Teacher Loves "Glee," And Here's Why:

But the main reason I love Glee is this, and I dare say it’s politically incorrect to the max. Might I add that being politically correct has never been important to me? I love Glee because it’s so refreshingly wonderfully awesome to see classes taught in school by instructors who know how to do what they’re teaching and do it well. ...more

Dance Steps

The world is a buzz with wedding news this week, as the British are broadcasting a real life fairy tale for the ages.  The heir to the throne has asked a commoner to be his queen.  In the words of my local DJ, "Everyone loves a love story".   This is true.  My family is living has it's own love story.  This weekend, as people rejoice over Prince William's engagement news, my family will be rejoicing at my cousin's bridal shower.  ...more

Dancin' in the Rain

So what if it drizzlesAnd dribbles and drips?I'll splash in the garden,I'll dance on the roof.Let it rain on my skin,It can't get in -I'm waterproof."Dancin' in the Rain" by Shel Silverstein from Falling Up. I love the illustration for this poem.  There is a little naked being, gender indeterminate, jumping and skipping in the flowers as the rain comes down.  It's beautiful and full of joy....more

A Walk Down Memory Lane...

Since I'm new to BlogHer, but have been posting for a while, I'm going to be posting what I'll refer to as "A Walk Down Memory Lane" posts every once in a while.  These are posts designed to bring some of the BlogHer community to my blog, which I've been on for over a year now.  You can check out the older, linked content, and then browse some of the newer content.  Most importantly, enjoy! ...more

I Can't Dance, No I Can't

“I’m just a horrible dancer. Terrible. In fact, I’m so gad I even have a rule against it. No dancing unless I’m alone in my room or it’s pitch-black dark.” - Catherine in Rules by Cynthia Lord. ...more

Now that I've written this post and received positive feedback, I'l listen to my own quote and ...more

A Good Day

Today was a good one, mostly because I made a conscious effort to make it so. Parenting meeting in the morning meant 2 totally kid-free hours, a decent nap for the little one, playground time after school, dance time after TV time. The dance was the highlight-nothing but goofing off and letting off steam. ...more

Dance as if Nobody is Watching

After dinner, my kids raced off to their bedroom without cleaning their faces or washing their hands.  With their mouthes covered in spaghetti and maybe a few little stains on their clothes, they blaired their obnoxious, I mean lovely, Hannah Montana CD and danced their little hearts out.  I, of course, grabbed my camera and the rest is history.  By the way, my boy LOVES to breakdance.  And please note that his attire.  He LOVES his suit pants, too.  He wears them all the time.  Not the entire suit, mind  you, just the pants....more

The Anti-Old Spice Man: Meet Rippin’ Rick (VIDEO)

Here’s a lesson in philosophy courtesy of Wikipedia: Hedonism is a school of ethics based around the idea that pleasure is the only intrinsic good, essentially arguing that people want to obtain the maximum amount of pleasure for the minimal amount of pain. ...more

Here's my impossible dilemma--to hit play and have it run in front of the kids or wait until ...more

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Another Dancer Injured. What Up with These Worker's Comp Issues?

And we have one other serious topic to address! Can we talk? I think it's time. I've been sitting idly by, hoping that So You Think You Can Dance would solve its problems on its own, but clearly that's not happening. It's time for an intervention. Oh, no no no. I'm not talking about the rash of injuries on the show. First Alex, then Ashley, now Billy Bell. No. I'm talking about host Cat Deeley's wardrobe. Because every time she was on screen last night I simply could not stop myself. I had to say out loud: What. the. HELL???? ...more

Cat's red chiffon number didn't bother me as much as some of her other choices have. The bright ...more

Getting Fit For Riding the Waves

by Bev Sanders ...more