I Don’t Look So Good in Huffy (Found Out the Hard Way)

It’s first period and I’m teaching high schoolers. The end of class is near and I’m starting to worry if...more

#MicroblogMondays 34: Editing and Authorship

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There was an interesting post recently on Mental Floss musing that Laura Ingalls Wilder may not have written the Little House books....more

Work Out Plan

So... exercising. Bah.It reminds me of my dissertation in that I hated doing it, but I loved having done it.I also remember this little technique I used when finishing my dissertation--I changed the way I talked about it ....more

How to Start a Book Club for Kids

This week, I’m going to be leading the entire 4th grade through a game of Quidditch at recess....more

You Are Never Alone if You Reach Out

Candace-This will be our 3rd year participating in the...more

Doing All the Things...

So yeah. Life is sorta overwhelming at the moment.Remember when I said tball was going great and not really that stressful this year?...more

541st Friday Blog Roundup

I read a post a few weeks ago about the idea of closing the comment section on a blog in order to move the conversation to other social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. He makes some excellent points about the comment section: “The system is built for individual comments, not for discussion threads […] ...more

SIDS Research

We've been keepin' on keepin' on here. It's been a busy week--David has late nights, I have stuff going on at work that's keeping me busy, Zuzu's still been hitting (and occasionally missing) the potty, Coco is trying new foods every three days like it's her job, Cooper is barking his ass off at anyone who walks by our house or drives a large vehicle by our house, and has just barked himself right outside because it's nap time and they are both sleeping at once and NOBODY BETTER RUIN THAT FOR ME.Today was my first stay at home day in ages that I didn't have a ton of grading to do, which meant I've almost caught up on laundry piled up downstairs (missing last weekend's laundry session, plus Zuzu going through more than one pair of pants per day is keeping our washing machine busy) AND I managed to mop the kitchen floor. My bare feet are thanking me because it was seriously kind of gross ....more

Free Range Parenting and Helicopter Children

I’ll admit that the discussion online regarding the parents whose children were taken into custody again because they were playing alone at a park has made me cranky....more

Anxiety and Infertility, The Cycle of Being Trapped

Part 1 Alright, week two of Chris blogging and this is what I want you to do; I am going to paint two pictures and I want you to tell me how anxious they make you feel. Game? First scenario: you just waited for 2 hours to get a front row seat on a brand new roller coaster ....more