Education, Self Care, Technology

Back to School: 2020 Edition

Usually, the close of a long summer brings teachers sleepless nights, planning binges, renewed excitement, re-structured lesson plans, and anxiety filled dreams about showing up to school to a class full of students who have gone full anarchy on you and your plans. This year, however, it's a bit different, isn't it? Now, those anxiety-filled… Continue reading Back to School: 2020 Edition

Philosophy, Relationships, Self Care

How to Live Like an Introvert

These are strange times. For the first time in my lifetime, people around the world are being told en masse to stay at home, be socially distant, and avoid crowded or confined public and private spaces. For someone like me, while the anxiety of uncertainty looms large, living in a state of semi-isolation is not… Continue reading How to Live Like an Introvert

Education, Parenting, Philosophy, Relationships, Self Care, Social Justice

Stop Telling Kids to be Nicer to Bullies

Today's headline was this. And I just can't. I can't perpetuate the myth that people who shoot innocent children in schools do so because they were bullied. I can't accept that somehow a mass murderer deserves my sympathy as much as or more than the victims and their families. I can't tell my children or… Continue reading Stop Telling Kids to be Nicer to Bullies