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No Stress Christmas Prep

No Stress Christmas Prep


December 8, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  But for some people (and many of our readers), the holidays are a particularly stressful time. This can be true if you have seasonal depression, toxic families, or even simple anxiety. Christmas dinners are terrifying for those with eating disorders, as each has grand potential to spur […]
The Introverted Teacher

The Introverted Teacher


December 2, 2018
When one thinks of a teacher, they think of one lively woman. They think of the emotive read alouds, the jazzy callbacks, and engaging learning activities that are laced with movement, interaction, and lively conversation. They think of welcoming faces during parent teachers conferences, small talk in the school hallways, or energized ladies willing to […]
When Your Girl Feeds On Compliments

When Your Girl Feeds On Compliments


November 24, 2018
I came home in tears. It had been a particularly stressful, literally rainy day. My boss had been handing out new expectations right and left, parents were less than happy with decisions I had no hand in making, and my students had been so wild you’d thought the previous night had been a full moon. […]
A Self Care Thanksgiving

A Self Care Thanksgiving


November 17, 2018
The holidays are a special time. “The most wonderful time of the year,” and all that. But for some people (and many of our readers), the holidays are a particularly stressful time. This can be true if you have seasonal depression, toxic families, or even simple anxiety. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are terrifying for those […]
“So Are You Like A Feminist Or Something?”

“So Are You Like A Feminist Or Something?”


November 11, 2018
I was asked on a first date once. And I was so stunned by the question I didn’t even really know where to begin. See, I’m one of those people who never has the right words in the moment, but has a grand soliloquy after a journal entry or two. This is my grand soliloquy. […]
Self Care, Positive Vibes, & Other Mainstream Hippy Things

Self Care, Positive Vibes, & Other Mainstream Hippy Things


November 4, 2018
It was one of those weeks where my Friday was ruined by realizing it was only Tuesday. And the longer the week went on, the crazier it got. Come Thursday, I was so ready to leave work and go home, put on sweatpants, read a book, and lounge with my dog. But I got a […]
Don’t Tell Your Kid To “Be Good”

Don’t Tell Your Kid To “Be Good”


October 28, 2018
Every morning in Harper’s Hollywood, we review our class norms; as most classrooms do, come 8 am. We can be found sitting in a circle, whole brain chanting our rules full-out-felicia with hand signals, gestures, and voice inflections. “Mirror?” I begin, placing my palms flat in front of me like a mime. “Mirror!” they answer, […]