Things Middle Schoolers Have Said To Me This Week

Things I’ve Heard Kids Say This Week: Only old people eat oatmeal. His braces scratched my finger! You are pretty without makeup. Class is over already?! Wait, where are we starting? (100 times) Hey, we sound good! If that were my other teacher I would be getting yelled at right now. How do you do…

Power of Music (lame title, I know)

As I sit here listening to a group of 150+ middle and high schoolers sing together, I am reminded of why I love my job. A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine (Peter) and his high school concert choir, my 8th grade choir, and the chamber choir from Wingate University and their director…

I Should Be Asleep, But…

It’s close to 11pm and I should definitely be asleep. Most of the time, my mornings start at 5:15am. My alarm goes off, I literally tuck and roll out of bed, open the door SO SO slowly, tiptoe past a sleeping baby and creep upstairs. I have workout clothes already upstairs. I change my clothes,…

Table of Love

Well, school is fully back in swing and taking over everything. The first couple of weeks weren’t too bad as far as time management goes. The last 2 weeks have been nuts. I’m doing my best to keep home life and work life balanced and by balanced I mean 70% home and 30% work. 80/20…

The Reason I Hate “Kids These Days”

I apologize for the clickbait title, but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve been working on this post for a while now.  Editing it, reading it over and over, and basically just trying to decide whether or not I sound too judgmental or like I’m coming down on one group of people.  At this point, I…