I teach beautiful human beings, who happen to be immigrants. Please stop calling them “illegals”

The Immigrant by Michael Murphy, Wonderspaces, Austin, TX I'm a teacher. My students are beautiful. They're funny. Their hearts run deep. They're so sweetly empathetic. They may lose their minds when I take up their phones - heaven forbid they go more than 5 minutes without snapchat! They may mouth off when they have a … Continue reading I teach beautiful human beings, who happen to be immigrants. Please stop calling them “illegals”

I'm so thankful that I teach at a school that a handful of years ago said we're going to face our biases together. We're going to understand systemic racism. We're going to struggle through learning how to engage in courageous conversations with each other. We're going to develop cultural proficiency in our classrooms. Y'all, this … Continue reading

corona diaries: good kinds of crazy

Well, these are certainly crazy days! There's the disheartening crazy. Headlines driving fear and panic. People stockpiling as if our country is running out of food and toilet paper. Social media spreading false information and just plain thoughtlessness. It's too easy to get sucked into the chaos. Like five minutes of scrolling through a newsfeed … Continue reading corona diaries: good kinds of crazy

Korea diaries: ahn nyeong ha se yo

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 Korea diaries: ahn nyeong ha se yo

Letting go of my inner single mama

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

Whoa, February

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

Fearful or fearless?

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?