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The Life of a Conflicted Teacher

Working hard to make sense of it all

Struggling #SOL17

#Istruggle I struggle with my weight. I feel the stress oozing through my pores, and know that I'll medicate it with food. I am the poster child for stress eating, the sweeter the better. I struggle with watching my 8th... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – A Positive Force

I've got another blogs half way done about teachers in Iowa and the Iowa Legislature, but I figured I push a little positive energy out into the world today. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Young Writers'... Continue Reading →

What I’ll Miss #SOL

I've been on a bit of a hiatus since the Slice of Life Challenge. My writing mojo, while primed after March, just fizzled with the onslaught of school and family, with the difficulties that each offer. We'll try to return... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Snow.

Ice glaze in the morning. Snow started to the north. Most schools in the area were out by 1:00 P.M. Anyone tired of this screwy weather? #raiseshand I'll start seeds for my garden this weekend and hopefully this will stop... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 31 – A Final Slice

#ugh I've written this twice, first a pretty pessimistic piece, and we'll try the positive side and see which one goes up. It's hard to describe this year's slicing. On one hand, my scheduling of posts was horrible. I missed... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 30 – Hope

One more post about Washington D.C. and I promise I'm done. I've been here three times: once a Boy Scout in 1985(ish), once we drove out with our 6 and 4 year old daughters. We camped for a night outside... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 28 – Black Light Dodgeball

I'll admit, I was skeptical of "black light dodgeball". The parent in me started wringing my hands with "can everyone see enough" or "we've got really hard throwers" and "what is someone gets hurt?" The jock in me is flexing... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 27 – “Happy Feelings Gone”

This is a line from the Pixar movie, Finding Nemo. For those who are living in an alternative universe, who don't have kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces or who are cut off from technology (and thus won't be reading this blog), here's the clip where the... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 26 – 501 Posts

Yesterday, after I hit post, WordPress sent me a message: You've made 500 posts on The Life of a Conflicted Teacher. #what 500 posts. Now, I know that there are people out there who blog every day who are thinking, "Ha.... Continue Reading →

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