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To Encourage One Another: Memories of a Teacher

I had this teacher once. Mr. “R” was not considered a “cool” teacher. He didn’t play favorites. He taught. He showed me how to find the various innards of an earthworm, taught me math and literature, and instructed me in the fine arts. I learned about pointillism and ringing handbells. He also insisted that if… Continue Reading

Red Day {Simple Moment, Bigger Picture}

As I glance at my calendar, I see that today is Red Day. Red Day. I head downstairs to the laundry room to grab the red shirt I washed yesterday. I’m going to need it today. Red Day. What does this mean? It’s not women’s heart health awareness day, or Red Ribbon Week, where schools… Continue Reading

Book Nook: Storytime with Tomie dePaola!

A Book Nook is long past due here at Lemon Drop Pie! I’ve written about Tomie dePaola before, as he is one of my favorite authors and illustrators. When I was teaching second grade, his book The Art Lesson was in our reading series. After reading The Art Lesson, my second graders would each write… Continue Reading

Becoming a Teacher

I am guest hosting “My Young Adult Years,” a project to record my youth, over at Mommy’s Piggy Tales today. This is the post I wrote about My Dreams and Aspirations. Please visit Mommy’s Piggy Tales to link up your own story of Your Young Adult Years! My dream begins early I don’t remember the… Continue Reading


The past few weeks has been full of firsts. Lily started Kindergarten, Emmy started preschool, and I began teaching preschool. It seemed like Lily had two first days of school. Her first day was 45 minutes long, and a parent (me) had to stay with her.  First day of Kindergarten…or is it? The day after… Continue Reading

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