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About shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.

Simple Sunday – Southwest Christmas

I was the only member of Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet that wore long pants and a sweater as we walked around our local nursery searching for the perfect Christmas tree.  It was sunny and in the high … Continue reading

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No Jackets Required?

Carter, always one to find an excuse to get out of doing what he considers an unpleasant task, did not disappoint when told he had to go jacket shopping with me this morning. me:  Come on boys, we really need … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Selfies

Yesterday, to get into the holiday spirit, we went on a walking tour of a Christmas lights display.  Along the way, some group selfies were taken.   We have never been the most photogenic of families, but that does not … Continue reading

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Advent Calendars (and sort-of advent calendars)

On the first day of December my true love gave to me… This year, we bought the boys Star Wars Lego advent calendars.  This morning they were excited to open the first door and piece together the mini Lego creation, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Tin Pizza?

I’ll take a slice, but hold the Tin, please.

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On the Upside…

my crisper drawer has not been this clean since I don’t remember when. #RomaineLettuce

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The Tail of the Dog

My first two years of teaching, I worked with a population that was overwhelmingly high-needs.  The entire district was Title I, meaning that greater than 95% (I don’t know the exact percentage, but it was in the high nineties) qualified … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday–Windows Key + L

Recently I have been finding strange screenshots and additional tabs open on my computer.I started locking my keyboard.    Chloe, took one last nap on my keyboard, discovered that she could no longer wreck havoc and immediately lost interest. I do … Continue reading

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The Toilet Paper Situation

Yesterday Cody had his friend Debbie over to hang out (at 12 years of age, I assume the term “play date” is no longer applicable.  I am fine with this, not ever really liking that term anyway).  They had plans … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Brunch with the Dog

Brunch is a great way to start any Sunday.  A place where you can take your dog for brunch – even better!            

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