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She Really Loves Me #SOL20

This is what my wife brought home for me. We've both been stressed about teaching, both being full time face to face. Her 12 transitional kindergarteners and my 76 sixth graders (plus multiple interactions with other kids/grade levels) have us... Continue Reading →

Fairs – Covid Style #SOL20

Hello blog (and those who read it)! Long time, no words, which is sad because I've had SO MANY words to say since I last wrote. The problem is, many of them have not been appropriate, thus my blog has... Continue Reading →

The Lives of Cows #SOL20

Sorry, friends, I took a week break after last week's post (on a totally unrelated post, Twitter and preschool are those two places where everyone is your friend). It really got under my skin and I've sat back and just... Continue Reading →

What World Do You Want? #SOL20

Last week, I read an article on Medium called "Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting". #whatisgaslighting That's a great question! That's the first sentence of the article: *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 24 – Lending a Hand

Since our daughters left the house, we've had more time. We aren't chasing around to swim meets, band concerts, music contests, and all the other things that make life crazy in the lives of high schoolers and their parents. We... Continue Reading →

#SOLC – Day 12 – #26

With all the craziness going on over the last 24 hour with Covid-19, today, it won't be the focus of this blog. #comeondoit Nope, 26 years ago, I married an amazing woman, a woman well above my pay grade. She's... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 9 – Visitors

I'm writing this very quickly because this just needs to be documented!  😂 We've had two class periods, then my students got to the exploratory classes (they are in art right now), so my classroom is empty. I usually turn... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 6 – Five Random Things

Today, we spend time with our youngest daughter running around Ames doing a "transfer visit" because she'll be moving from the University of Iowa to Iowa State. Today's slice: 5 random things I saw in Ames. Tall people: My daughter... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 2 – Mom to the Rescue

In 2016, our daughter got her first internship at Rockwell Collins as a freshman. It was quite a shock to her AND us, and it also meant she needed transportation. The plan for both daughters, once you enter your junior... Continue Reading →

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