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MommyRhetoric
A long time Indianapolis native
A Momma writing about a little of this and a little of that. And a whole lotta love
Interests: writing, reading, movie, friends, family
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Blogging will happen this summer because I actually have time for it. That is what happens...Fall Break...Christmas Break....Spring Break...Summer Break. It happens because I have time and then I think I will make time but then there is golf, softball, dance and piano. Throw in many other school related events,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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More than anything I recognize my feelings of inadquacies have fallen off. Sure I have some moments, but in my heart I know. I have found that magical place where passion meets work. I may not be changing the world in a big way. But I am changing my small... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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Yea yea, I am thankful for all the usual things. And they are all great. But it is the things we don’t talk about that I am thankful for most right now. I am thankful that I am a woman. Not just a woman. A strong woman. A strong and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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You lose sixty seconds of happiness." Or so says Ralph Waldo Emerson and he is kind of like the go to guy for quotes. He knows his happiness quotes peeps! So go ahead be happy. Life is too short to not be! Day # 5 - This is baby girl... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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The world lost something special today. To me sometimes the losses just come. It is a natural part of life to see the latest scroll of another "celebrity's" death. I hate to say I am immune, but I am. Why does the media get to tell me who to mourn... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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This year I am doing a unique project based learning project in my classroom. I believe I talked about it here. It is called the 20% project. It is based on the principle that maybe not everything we teach in the classroom should be geared toward a set of standards.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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Who couldn't use more happy in their life? I know I could use it. About a week ago I saw friend that started this and I was pretty much sold on the spot. My life is in a weird spot right now. That is no secret. But there is happiness... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
I tweeted the other night. "I am sick of myself." It was my anniversary. I was laying in bed. I am tired of always being strong and putting on a brave face. That brave face is not a reflection of how I am truly feeling. But I am so tired... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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I went to a graduation party yesterday of a dear friend. A dear friend in an odd way. We don't see each other all that much or even talk very regularly. But our connection is her son also suffers from a neurological disease, Chiari Malformation. At my darkest hour, I... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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I usually ride the waves of life with great balance and grace. This year the ebbs and flows of life have been so fast and furious that I am feeling myself holding on for dear life. Normally, those ebbs and flows are another kiddos birthday or or new dishes. This... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
My words still fail me. I am devastated right now. Not crying my eyes out devastated. But devastated deep in my soul. I want to understand why, why right now and why so much. The kind of devastation that punches you in the gut and it hurts so bad you... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
Tonight was awards night at my school. I love my profession as I am finishing up my fourth full year of teaching I feel blessed and accomplished and proud of my hard work. I have worked really hard to be what I am in the classroom. I am looking for... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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I have wanted to write. Oh my gosh have I. I just don't know what to say. I don't want to say the wrong things and I don't want to put something out there I will never get back. My will and strength has been tested so much this year... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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My blog isn't for everybody. My family and my closest friends. I don't think they read too much, or maybe they do but don't say it. Sometimes I am too tough on here. But I always had one reader. One faithful reader since the moment I opened up my blog... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
A 37 year old daughter and a 59 year old father should not have to swap ICU spouse stories. I hate this. I hate this, I hate this. I HATE THIS. We are both too young and I want to scream...okay I get it. Life is precious. Live each moment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
Right before I started working full time I made a comment in passing to someone I admire and respect. Someone that was a working mom I looked up to. I asked how I could handle the guilt. She responded in a way that has struck with me. She offered me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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How do you balance your teacherhood? I am gonna be honest I struggled last year. I started out with culture shock at how different teaching high schoolers was compared to university students. Then I had to remake ground and show em' my nice. I constantly have searched for that balance.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
Dear Self, Be easier on yourself. Be easier on others. But most importantly, continue on being who you are. Don't let others sway you from your purpose or goals and don't down play who you are, so they feel better about themselves. But you are human. You make mistakes. You... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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Back in my university teaching days I was about two years in and realized that I wanted something different. I had always been really intrigued by the transition from high school to college. As well, I was intrigued by this idea of the non-traditional student. I was a non-traditional student... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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I am nearing the end of my fourth year teaching and I am feeling so darn reflective. It is partially because it is that time of year and partially because I am always darn reflective. But I have these lessons that are new, some different ones and some repeats. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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My innocence has been lost. It can't be found. Be it due to age, time or pain. A pain that was never understood. Not because I didn't try. I spoke. You looked away. But back to yourself. And you never listened to mine. The pains are different. Yours body. Mine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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For the last five months I have minimized what my guy and I went through because it wasn't considered terminal. I held myself back from feeling anything on this lofty ideal that I should feel grateful that we didn't have to look at chemo treatments or death. And yea we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
I am re-sharing because my guy and I are getting ready to get two new ones. Re-Posted on September 25, 2011 by MR The only difference between a tattooed person and a person who isn’t tattooed is that a tattooed person doesn’t care if you’re tattooed or not. ~Anonymous It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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It is kinda funny because you would never know it. In fact, I am a good cook and dare I say I am an even better baker. I enjoy cooking. It is very theraputic for me as well as the food is good. Unfortunately, the time I get off of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric
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I found out in February I was accepted in a regional PhD program to continue my study of Composition and Rhetoric. It is actually an awesome program that I am proud to be a part of. I have wanted my PhD since the minute I walked onto campus for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Mommy Rhetoric