Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 10 years, 4 months, and 26 days ago.
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Nicknames have rarely stuck with me. My name isn’t one that can be shortened so there isn’t a natural nickname to associate with it so I never really had a nickname as a child. … When I graduated from college and started teaching I felt like I wished there was a ceremony or something in my culture that gave a new name to people when they reached a new stage in life to acknowledge the change, but I didn’t have a name I could change to. And then my students happened. Keep reading
Just a few things I love about my job. What do you love about yours? Keep reading
At the close of business hours this past Monday my teaching license expired. I was a licensed teacher for just over 12 years, a full third of my life currently. … Here’s to the next chapter in my life, a life unfettered by licenses. Keep reading
While I might no longer be self-sufficient, I’m also no longer a self. I’m an us, a family. And as a family we are sufficient. As a family, as an us, I do not have to do everything because there are more of us to take care of everything. Keep reading
As I was thinking back over 2013 it seemed there were really only 2 “top stories,” and we mentioned those in our Christmas letter, so making a bigger list seemed silly. But I think I can still pull out 13 “top stories” for the year. Here we go: Keep reading
A full-time job is something you do 40 hours out of the week. … Parenting is not a full-time job. Keep reading