Nut butters are by far my favorite healthy fat! As I was searching for a good homemade Almond Butter recipe for the first time it was difficult to find one that did not call for inflammatory, omega 6-filled oils and that didn't end up dry! I tried my own recipe today and think it worked for me [...]
A Teacher’s Tail
Finished. The first year is in the books – the grade books; but, the noise still lingers like the unceasing tiredness.
As the last moments of my students’ exam rolled by, questions flooded my mind. Though, to remain transparent, it was more of a trickle. I now fully believe in teacher burnout. As my students passingly yelled their last goodbyes, I thought, “Did I accomplish what I set out to complete?”
Undoubtedly, the year held many successes. I grew as a person, learning how to manage conflict effectively. Teaching takes a community; I owe so much to those who dedicate their lives to their co-workers and students. Thankfully, I know now that even extenuating circumstances have extenuating circumstances. I learned that every time effort exerts into something, a return is received. Like Newton’s Third Law, persistent resistance to passivity works.
Yet, the question of accomplishments plagued my…
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Fall is in the air! The temperature has dropped drastically here in North Dakota with an average of 50-60 degrees. The leaves are starting to change colors and the sweaters and jeans are on - at least for most of us! Pumpkin everything is showing up in stores and we're starting to think about what [...]
A Little History.. When I was little and my family was going on a car trip, my mom would always make banana chocolate chip muffins. They were full of sugar, refined flour and LOTS of chocolate chips. They were one of my favorite road trip snacks. I remember one particular instance when we were leaving [...]