Guess Who Hit Her Pre-Pregnancy Weight?

 Although happy about my achievement, the deliriousness of this picture is caused more by the wind and the attempt at a “jumping picture”  rather than just the joy of the milestone. Just clarifying. Sadly, this is about the best picture we got, ha ha. Well, it’s happened—it might be about six or seven months later …

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Why Today DOES Matter

So. It’s Monday. Hmph. I have loads of stuff I SHOULD be doing today (especially since, because my students are end-of-level testing this week, I have some extra time), but I’m finding it difficult to make myself work (aka, grade my students’ book projects and start prepping for my departure from the teaching profession by …

Today, You Are One (+ Thoughts on My 1st Year of Motherhood)

 Photo courtesy of my sis My baby Raven, Today, you are one. WOW. What a year it has been! From the moment you first drew breath, you have seemingly been determined to learn as much as you can every day and to try to hit as many milestones as you can before each new month …