On December 26th, I took a moment to check my social media accounts and was immediately greeted by picture upon picture of Christmas celebrations ranging from Christmas Eve gatherings with extended family to intimate Christmas mornings spent with loved ones. The one common theme that seemed to appear over and over was that, yes, we […]
Author Archive | Allisen F.
Do you ever find yourself looking at a really cool item online or in a store and thinking to yourself (or heck, speaking out loud to no one in particular), “I could make that!” Well, that is how I started a little project with my kids. At the time there were only two of them […]
Seven years ago, we were making the long trek from the Triangle to snowy Central New York determined to get there before dark. The previous couple of Christmas road trips up to NY had been a bit hectic because we had infants and we’d had to stop for multiple breastfeedings. Even though I had become […]
That’s right, even Ms. Never-Smoked-A-Day-In-Your-Life is eligible to receive this life sentence! Even if you exercise daily, eat all the right foods, and avoid other risk factors, you can still get lung cancer. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer. November is lung cancer awareness month, and as such, we need to help make […]
Can we get real for a moment? Who in the world thought running was a good idea? And why must we embark upon this little pleasure cruise as an awareness activity for very worthy causes seemingly every weekend in the greater Raleigh area? Now, don’t get me wrong, I have family members who are near […]
With school starting up again, I am starting to see the same old comments running through my social media feeds about the dreaded COMMON CORE. All curricula are flawed. All of them. I have taught in this state long enough now to be on my fourth math curriculum. “But isn’t math just math?” you ask. […]
Let me just preface this by saying that I come from a small town. My graduating class was about 120. I was innocent and naive. All I ever learned about the birds and the bees was through discussions overheard over the course of six years spent sitting at tables in the same cafeteria. Our assigned […]