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Thoughtful Thursday: Remembering

Today, we have our second night of fall conferences, a great time to connect with parents, showcase some of their child's work, and just talk about the education their child needs right now. While I get nervous each time we... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: This is Not Sustainable

My writing schedule has zero rhythm right now, so I apologize. This was meant for last Tuesday's Slice of Life, so why not get it published the following Monday. I will say, it's early, so I'll schedule it, but still.... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: I Love Writing

I love writing. #riiiiight Seriously. It's taken a while (800+ blog posts and counting), but this is an activity that I enjoy. It's funny, I love struggle. The struggle to find the right word, the right phrase, heck, to find... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What am I Thankful For?

This blog was started on Wednesday as a "live" blog as my students were writing. It's being finished today, Black Friday, as both daughters were home and I didn't want to miss a minute with them I don't get the... Continue Reading →

Failure and a Reprieve #SOL21

Yes, I am a failure. #rutroh Tuesdays are a regular writing day for me. Tuesday was a writing day AND our first basketball game. Neither one went well. Basketball, well, we just didn't look good. We played really, REALLY tight... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: I Just Don’t Know

I've worked hard to keep a positive attitude. I've tried to exercise to keep my body healthy. I've tried to come to some sort of peace with a lot of things out there. And all I've got is I understand... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Just Do The Damn Writing

#wowcursingrightoffthebat I've been frustrated lately with my inability to keep focus on any sort of project. I've got some self-diagnosis going on, but I am NOT a trained professional so those will stay firmly in my own head. However, I... Continue Reading →

#Dailypositive #SOL21

I'm not a positive person by nature. During the 2008 financial crash, I went down a pretty big rabbit hole with peak oil and monetary crashes and a host of other things. As I watch our country move over 28... Continue Reading →

Slowly Saturday: Comfortable

For the past decade, perhaps a little longer, our summers have been dominated with Brown Swiss and cattle shows. When I graduated from college and got married, never did I think that this kind of thing would be in my... Continue Reading →

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love always, caitlin

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