I’m drained.

I’m not sure if I can last another day. I’m a mere day and a half away from Spring Break. These last 2 weeks have been draining physically and mentally ....more

The Words

I haven’t been able to find the words lately. I’m not sure what The Words are, or what they want to say, but I haven’t been able to find them. They disappeared sometime a few months ago, around the time when I realized that standardized testing was around the corner, and that I couldn’t help […] ...more

Highs and Lows

I’ve been struggling with posting on here lately because I find it so difficult to find the words to articulate everything going through my head lately. One of my former students sat down and talked with me for awhile the other day, and I couldn’t help but be proud of how much she’s grown in […] ...more

Bit the bullet

I finally bit the bullet, and I bought my ticket to BlogHer15. See you in NYC ....more

Change in the Classroom

It’s been an interesting two weeks. The new semester began the second week of February, which ultimately meant the conclusion of my first semester poetry class. That class was special ....more

Transformation Tuesday

Through my younger sister– and my students– I’ve learned that Transformation Tuesday is a thing. So, I provide you with Transformation Tuesday: Snowday Edition. On the left, I present my perfect makeup from this morning ....more


Last night I put a shirt on Max because he was shivering in his sleep and he proceeded to wake up and roll around and sass at me BECAUSE OMG he is definitely my dog and a product of the name of this blog. Or something to that effect ....more



My kids are amazing.

Today my 1st semester poetry class ended, and I’m pretty sad about it. These kids are amazing. Next semester’s group will bring their own set of quirks and poetic genius, but, right now, I can’t help but mourn the loss of them ....more

Questions I hope are answered on tonight’s Parenthood finale

I’ve been dwelling on the conclusion of Parenthood far too much, so, spoiler alert, here are some of the questions I’m hoping will be answered in tonight’s series finale. ...more