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The Best Therapy #SOL22

Learning about Irish Cream Last weekend was the 16th Annual Iowa Irish Fest. The usual suspects were there: The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, the great food, smiles, laughter, but missing, my daughters. #WHAT Each messaged us, within minutes of each... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: What’s Next?

I've just finished up the Slice of LIfe Challenge, a challenge where we blog for 31 days, sharing slices of who we are to our blogging community. It's a time of stress, much thinking, and noticing the things that go... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – We Found It – #SOLC22

Green Beer!! Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Iowan whose parents both trace their ancestry back to Ireland! It's amazing how something so simple can bring such joy. But today, it was much needed. And tomorrow, more joy and more... Continue Reading →

Day 12 – Happy Anniversary! – #SOLC22

Just a short blog tonight. It's #28 for my wife and me. Today, we went to our exercise center, biked for half an hour, then swam for another 45 minutes. We came home and I made breakfast burritos which were... Continue Reading →

The Art of Pulling Weeds #SOL21

We have two veggies gardens on our little piece of heaven. We typically have herbs (basil, oregano, cilantro, thyme, mint), beans (black and green), tomatoes (any number of varieties), peppers (same thing as tomatoes), squash (pumpkins, butternut, and acorn), watermelon,... Continue Reading →

The Art of Gratitude #SOL21

NOTE: This was to be published for Two Writing Teacher's Slice of Life weekly writing on Tuesday. Go check out some awesome teacher writers who have posted amazing things! 🙂 Last March, when school was shut down, my wife and... Continue Reading →

#SOLC21 – Day 12 – Where We Started

Where we started Where we are Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife. She's not blogging anymore (sad face), so I can do this kind of thing. We have a low key night set up because she's got her second shot... Continue Reading →

The Best Christmas Gift Ever #SOL21

Ok, this is just silly, but I need silly right now. Our President is about to be impeached AGAIN, our governor has basically said kids must get back to school without listening to teachers, and my world is spinning out... Continue Reading →

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 →

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