Tag: IL

As a Teacher, The Last Thing I Need in My Classroom is a Freaking Gun.

You want to give me a gun? Have you met me? Have you met any teacher, ever? Spend one day in a CPS school and see if you still feel the same way. Think of all of the teachers you’ve had in your life. Would you have wanted all of them to be armed with... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Trying On the Dress Your Dead Grandma Will Be Buried In

Allow me to introduce my Aunt Batsy. She is my Dad’s oldest sister. And it would be impossible to truly ever explain her to anyone. But I’m going to try. The other day I left my cell phone at her house. I didn’t realize it until I got to the grocery store. So it was about an... Read more »

What You Need to Know About Being Married For Ten Years

Beau and I just celebrated ten years of marriage. It amazes me that ten years has gone by in the blink of an eye. Yet so much has changed in these same years. I remember when we were picking out our wedding bands. There was a second band you could purchase to match my set.... Read more »

I'm Really In No Shape To Be Working Out

Oh. Em. Gee. I went on a field trip today. To the Chicago Bulls and White Sox Training Academy. With a bunch of kids in the absolute prime of their athletic lives. Field trips are supposed to be educational. And I learned something all right. That I’m getting older. And out of shape. And will... Read more »