5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Teaching Middle School

  I am now well into my 3rd year teaching 7th grade, and while this year has been much more smooth-sailing than last year, I still often wonder if when the time comes to look for another teaching job, I should look into teaching an older age group. You see, there’s a reason that teaching …


11 Things That Have Surprised Me About Pregnancy

  Even though I’ve kept myself reasonably well-informed this pregnancy (by regularly reading books like What to Expect When You’re Expecting and frequently doing Google searches on questions I have), there have still been several things that have totally surprised me about pregnancy. In no particular order, here are 11 things that I DIDN’T exactly …


A Day in the Life of a Pregnant Teacher

    Note: I found this post filed under “drafts” and realized I’d never published it (because when I wrote it, no one knew our happy news). Even though I’m now more than 2/3 of the way through my second trimester (and this post deals with all the not-fun symptoms of my first trimester), I …