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The Millennial Teacher

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This is my life… A little background on Chic#5…growing up, I ALWAYS wanted to be a teacher.  As a kid, my stuffed animals represented the students in my “class.” I had assignments, conferences, reports cards, etc. for each and every one of them. Years later, I found myself attending the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at ASU, graduated in 2005, and next thing I knew, I was teaching 4th grade at a brand new Elementary School in the Valley. During my five years in the classroom, I learned a tremendous amount, and not just about my profession…I learned what…

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Clean Freak!

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This is my life… I will be the first to admit that I have a problem.  It’s what makes me weird…my OCD, obsession, the thing I have to do before I go to bed every night, the thing I have to do before I leave for work every morning…Hello, my name is Chic#5, and I am a Clean Freak! This is something I never wanted to be, especially because I grew up with a mother who was also a clean freak. Is this a genetic defect?  In fact, my mom and her cleaning used to drive me insane.  I remember…

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“O” to Music…

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This is my life… Do you ever notice when attending a sporting event, or even watching one on TV for that matter, music is always a key component.  In-between periods, during a referee pow-wow, commercial breaks, when the team sprints onto the field at the beginning of a game, or when a baseball player approaches the plate to swing the bat, the music is playing and the wave of energy among players and spectators is reverberating throughout the stadium.  Why?  Why is music such an integral part of the sporting world….probably an easy answer…to get everyone PUMPED up, adrenalin flowing,…

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Stepping on Ducks

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This is my life… I live with a comedian. No, I do not mean an actual, professional comedian like Gabriel Iglesias or Dane Cook…I am referring to my 4 year-old daughter. Those of you who either have kids, or have been around young children (e.g., nieces, nephews, cousins, students, etc.) can probably relate…the things that come out of their mouth…there is no filter and it is hysterical. At our house, there is no filter, and every location is open game for one of her comical acts. Trust me when I say the girl lives on a stage! From small comments…

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The Other Woman

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This is my life… I’ve never really understood the female species. Granted, I am a woman, and most times I don’t even understand myself, but I could never quite “hang” with the girls. I believe it all started back in high school…girls were so mean. The name calling, fighting, bullying, stealing each other’s boyfriends, excluding girls because they weren’t “cool” anymore, they wore ugly clothes, they didn’t smoke…the list is endless. And, while I was never a direct victim of this “cattiness,” I never understood the world of drama and why it had to be that way. The individuals I…

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Misunderstood…

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This is my life… I realized when becoming a part of this blog, and putting things out there – very personal things at times – I would have to be ready to possibly receive feedback I may not particularly want to hear.  Well, it happened….my last post, “The Dark Side,” was critiqued in a way that immediately put me on the defensive, “This person doesn’t even know me…!”  I took it very personal – call it an insecurity peeking its ugly head out from behind the curtain, or maybe a premenstrual side effect…not sure.  However, once I read my blog…

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The Dark Side

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This is my life… I do not consider myself to be “old” by any means, but…as I have aged over the years (and not like a fine wine), shit just doesn’t look the same anymore.  It’s like I am at this in-between stage of life where I feel like I am still in my 20s but can definitely see the latter end of the 30s slowly showing its ugly face, no pun intended.  And this ladies, is not so easy to accept. The wrinkles, stretch marks, and inevitable “pooch” – YUCK! That’s when I realize we live in a world,…

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Tough Guy

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This is my life… A man, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “an adult male who shows the qualities (such as strength and courage) that men are traditionally supposed to have.” Society portrays a man to be strong, tough, a protector, a fighter…the list goes on and on.  This sounds just like Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator – I don’t know about you ladies, but I want a man that can fight off tigers and drop-kick the muscle head at the bar, in my  honor of course, and then swallow me up in his enormous arms…”oh hunny, you saved me!”…

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‘To Be Or Not To Be’

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This is my life… So, I figured the best way to start this off would be with an introduction…Hi, I am a chick in my 30s, have a house, a job, a boyfriend who has two sons from a previous marriage, and together we have a beautiful little girl. Yes, we had a baby out of wedlock and I often get the question, “when are you two going to get married?” The answer is, we are NOT. Which brings me to the question, “what is marriage, really?” Why do people get married? This is something I have pondered for a…

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