Book Censorship

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you know that I am a former high school English teacher. I have also worked for public libraries off and on for many years. I worked for the Watauga Library System in NC and the Gwinnett County Library System in Georgia. I LOVEContinue reading “Book Censorship”

“Death Dogs”

While walking through a local Target doing my “glamorous” mom life thing, I heard a vendor joking with Target workers about eating “death dogs” and I was immediately transported in time to my college days. . . I have lived in several different income brackets from wealthy to poverty levels. I will have to admitContinue reading ““Death Dogs””

Science Olympiad

You all know what sport ball is. Someone you know plays basketball, baseball, football, soccer (which is really the real FOOTball), lacrosse, etc. But do you know anything about NERDball? Okay okay so that is not what it is called but I love jokingly calling my kiddo’s STEM competitions NERDball – makes me chuckle andContinue reading “Science Olympiad”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

First Day Of School

So today is the first day of school in our county for traditional calendar. We have had 50-70 Fahrenheit weather for a couple of weeks which is very out of season for this area. Suddenly it dropped to zero last night and now we awaken to Flash Flood Warnings, heavy winds and a deluge. OhContinue reading “First Day Of School”

Teaching Koreans English

Sometimes a person comes into your life and kicks you in the pants and you do things that you have always thought of but never got around to. I have had many of those moments. JoAnne came into my life in college and said, “Stop cowing to everyone and make YOU happy for once!” SheContinue reading “Teaching Koreans English”

Math – Cool Or Cruel?

Mathematical thinking is a deep and complex subject. On the surface it just looks like numbers and putting them in different orders to get what you need. In reality there is a lot of thinking – unique thinking that goes on in the brain in order to understand this subject. When I was in schoolContinue reading “Math – Cool Or Cruel?”

Balancing Parental Involvement

Remember when your parents told you they walked to school uphill both ways, carrying water, in 8 ft of snow? They wish they had it as good as you! All kidding aside my dad carried his one pair of GOOD shoes as he walked barefoot to school for several miles because they had to lastContinue reading “Balancing Parental Involvement”

Mask Upkeep

Five years ago if you were to tell me that part of my laundry routine would be hand washing masks and drying them on the line I would have laughed in your face. But here I am in August 2021 doing exactly that. Yes, yes, I tried washing them in the washer with one ofContinue reading “Mask Upkeep”

Student Drivers

Do you remember getting your Learner’s Permit? I do not. I am sure I had one but because we lived on a mountain I was driving up and down our country road since I was old enough to see over the steering wheel. So by the time I got my license I was very goodContinue reading “Student Drivers”