Parenting from the Inside

By Amy | November 12, 2020 |

I used to think the fruits of my parenting labor would show up in my kids’ behavior. I’d have kids with clean rooms and good grades that used their nicest words with each other and would sit still in church, all lined up in their Sunday best. But then I tried to wrangle 5 humans…

I am so tired

By spaceshiptodd | October 28, 2020 |
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When my kids were babies I legit fantasized about sleep. I’d wake up in the morning after a long night and plan out when I might be able to take a nap. Then I held on for that moment. In my most desperate times I would do anything I could to rest and would position…

Today I wore my mask for you

By spaceshiptodd | October 28, 2020 |
Today I wore my mask for you

Today I wore a mask to Target. I was hot. I was uncomfortable. My glasses were foggy. No one could see my really cute lipstick I had just applied before I put my mask on because I still have standards to uphold people. (Also the lipstick thing is automatic and I keep forgetting about the…

This is Just How Things are Right Now

By spaceshiptodd | October 28, 2020 |
this is just how things are right now

This is just how things are right now.   I read these words somewhere recently and they’ve been tumbling around in my mind in a way that’s mostly helpful to my tired heart.   I look at my face after a long day, my ultra wear lipstick (that’s actually some sort of paint I think)…

Teachers Lend Me Your Ears

By spaceshiptodd | October 28, 2020 |
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Teachers. Lend me your ears. Also anyone in education in any capacity during this madness. I have words for you and those that love you. First, we are grateful. I see you in the classroom leading a troop of masked students who may have entered your classroom unsure of what this year would be like…

Give Ourselves a Break

By spaceshiptodd | October 28, 2020 |
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One of the hardest things right now is the energy it takes to go through what used to be a normal day while in the middle of a pandemic that we hoped would be over by now. We’ve been living in wait for over a half a year now and we are frankly just bone…

Lessons Learned

By spaceshiptodd | October 27, 2020 |
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If you are worried your kids are falling behind right now let me tell you a little story to reassure your soul. We’ve been adjusting to online school here…and by adjusting I mean winging it each day until winging it feels normal. I also like to call this living in the moment because it sounds…

Here’s to the Awkward Ones, We Need You

By Amy | September 21, 2020 |

Gather round loud ones, I need all of you who lay awake at 2:00am filled with worry about some random thing you have said or done to listen up. Coming out of quarantine living has made me as awkward as ever, that is just a fact. You could ask any one of the strangers I…

You Are Loved

By Amy | September 21, 2020 |

If tonight you are feeling discouraged. And like the demands of the world are just too much. If you’re feeling like you don’t measure up. And everyone else seems to be killing it at all the things, their houses are cleaner, their children have it all together and certainly don’t fight over the remote and…

My Heart Wasn’t Ready for How This Feels

By Amy | September 21, 2020 |

My heart wasn’t ready for how this feels. We went back to some in-person teacher work this week and here is my room ready with the desks spread apart, set for my dear teachers to join me. I started the first day ready to look on the bright side. I was ready to bring the…

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