When Math Meets History Meets… The Field Trip Chaperone

When I was in third grade my class went on a bunch of field trips. Honestly, I’m not sure how they were justified. For example, we were studying the rainforest and so we went to The Rainforest Café. [ Read More ]

The Mustard and The Door

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Jenn and I are as close as can be having reached our mutual adulthood, but practically from birth and up into our high-school years, this was not the case. This is the story of how we finally bonded. [ Read More ]

Classroom Humor

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I was discussing gender with the year seven class that I teach. Noise and laughter filled the classroom. [ Read More ]

I’m the Tooth Fairy [PODCAST]

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Pia tells the story of her son discovering the tooth fairy! It was quite the dental ordeal. [ Read More ]

Getting Ripped: Day One

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When I was fourteen I decided, like so many budding athletes, to take up weight lifting. [ Read More ]

This One Time At Band Camp

This one time at band camp, I learned a valuable lesson: If you’re going to pull a prank on someone, make sure it’s the right someone BEFORE you follow through. I learned this by being the wrong someone. It happened many years ago and now I think it’s hilarious. I didn’t at the time, but … [ Read More ]

Grown Kids

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I bound down the stairs of our hotel in Mexico after eight long hours on a plane from Seattle. I’m dying to feel a hot sun on a warm beach, rarities in the Pacific Northwest… [ Read More ]

Keen Observations

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While driving along on a sunny day with my young granddaughter by my side, I felt like I was on top of the world. [ Read More ]

The Biggest Diamond in the World

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My sister ran this bush school up in the north of South Africa. They took in groups from the big city and taught them about the wild and the kids took part in events and generally had a pretty good time. The orienteering course was a favourite because it was more of a scavenger hunt … [ Read More ]

The Baby Whisperer

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Last year, my husband and I went to visit family in Chicago and to meet the newest member of our family, our nephew. [ Read More ]

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