It took some time, but I learned to LOVE kimchi while living in South Korea. We always have kimchi in the fridge. Sofia eats it straight out of the jar like a pickle, and I love throwing it on a rice bowl. The other night I made sheet pan Korean chicken bowls with sweet potatoes … Continue reading ahn nyeong ha se yo: part 1 of my South Korean adventure
At our favorite brewery, Vista Brewing in Driftwood, TX where we love to get away for an afternoon. Fun fact, we also celebrated our marriage here the day after our wedding! So a few weeks ago I'm rushing upstairs from the garage with my overflowing school purse, lunch cooler, and gym bag slung around both … Continue reading Letting go of my inner single mama
Oh my goodness, please make Tieghan Gerard's garlic butter shrimp pad thai NOW!!! This was hands down the best meal I've fed the family in the past two weeks. Like so good, I hid the leftovers in the back of the fridge so I could have them all to myself for lunch. #sorrynotsorry Whew! February … Continue reading Whoa, February
Any teacher could tell you that a classroom is a room full of stories. My grandmother, Mawmaw, was a 5th grade teacher in the same district I teach in now. Some of the novels that used to be in her classroom are now in mine. I grew up hearing the stories of her room. The … Continue reading Gratitude
Hola 2020!!! This year is off to a crazy but exciting start. I think it's worth noting that I turned 39 this month, which I find to be pretty thrilling! For me, a good birthday celebration revolves around eating really delicious food. Honestly, a good meal while I'm wearing an elastic waistband with the people … Continue reading Fearful or fearless?
It wasn't long after the Parkland shooting that my own school was placed on lockdown. While SWAT and administrators worked quickly to neutralize an active shooter threat, we huddled in the dark for hours on a cold floor that was caked with a thin layer of Takis crumbs. Being my 5th year teaching at a … Continue reading Schools are not a battleground
Yesterday was tough. The traumatic effects of living in fear sprang to life and we could no longer pretend that everything is business as usual. A student saw an ICE agent in the hallways of our school. A man dressed in khakis and a dark green shirt. Everyone tried to remain calm, but everyone was … Continue reading Knocked down by a feather