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…

Our Kids Break Us and Keep Us Going

By Amy | September 21, 2020 |

Our kids both break us and keep us going. They drain every drop of our energy and they give us life. They bring us to tears and make us laugh so hard we might even tinkle a little. We want to hide from them and also make them sit on our laps and never and…

What is the Value of a Life?

By Amy | September 21, 2020 |

What is the value of a life? Of the person you love or the person you hate. Of the unborn baby or the person who just turned 101. Of the one who you agree with about all the things or the one, you cannot understand one bit how their brain works? Of the Republican or…

He’s Got Us

By Amy | September 16, 2020 |

I see you today. I see how you are just tired of all of it. Tired of the pandemic and politics. Tired of the day in and day out trying to adjust and adapt and rise to the occasion. Maybe you are even tired of your people and your places. And furthermore not only can…

I Don’t Want to be the Christian Who Sings

By Amy | September 16, 2020 |

I don’t want to be the Christian who sings. I can’t stop thinking about a story I read about Christians during the holocaust. These followers of Christ knew what was going on in their community. They knew people from their very town were losing their businesses and their homes and their rights and all this…

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