eleanoraquitaine
eleanoraquitaine
eleanoraquitaine
Nov 26 2015
2

I will make a fortune. Sometimes you read an assignment and just cannot even. Like it's not even worth writing comments because there is no way to fix it.

Nov 26 2015
3

Some day I am going to get “Oh honey, no” stickers printed for essays where I don't even know where to begin with my red pen.

Nov 15 2015
2

Prayer, bargaining, snacking, rocking, letting him cry for a bit, and fighting with Mr Aquitaine on courses of action. We are not handling it well, to say the least.

Nov 15 2015
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My second dog seemed a home run: she came to us housebroken and crate trained. She was perfectly friendly with Dog A. We soon learned she was only lulling us into false security, because she’s legitimately awful. Read more

Nov 15 2015
6

My one year old is having separation anxiety all through the night. I have no idea what to do and have not slept properly in days. If he weren't so freaking cute I'd be tempted to leave him to be raised by wolves.

Nov 9 2015
3

My mom has always made different types of chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered peanut clusters. She always makes plain chocolate covered pretzels but sometimes does pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate with fancy Christmasy colored sprinkles. The nice thing is you can make in advance, freeze them, and Read more

Oct 26 2015
3

When we moved into our sixty year old house, we knew there was some kind of back story no one was willing to share with us. Maybe it was the weird lock on the outside of the nursery door (at closing the seller acknowledged it as “the baby’s room”), or maybe it was that the neighbors would only say of the previous Read more

Sep 1 2015
2

Grilled cheese (bread machine bread, tomato, American cheese) Read more

Aug 30 2015
1

Murdering fruit flies with soap was one of the few joys during my miserable third trimester last year.

Aug 30 2015
13

I did all of the above and also poured boiling soapy water down the kitchen drains—someone told me they like to breed there and regardless of how true it is I wasn't taking chances. Also, it's really fun to spray them with water and some dawn dish soap. They can't fly once it hits them and they die. I spent an entire Read more

Aug 30 2015
4

Tenured union members can be fired. I’ve seen it happen multiple times. When it doesn’t happen it’s 100% the failure of the school administrators not doing paperwork or following procedures.

Aug 28 2015
2

I spent pretty much half my pregnancy on antibiotics because I kept getting asymptomatic UTIs. It was weird because I hadn't had one since I was very young, but just about every other appointment they slapped me back on medication because I had another UTI. Another fun pregnancy side effect people don't talk about.

Aug 27 2015
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If your school has off for holidays it'll really stretch your maternity leave, as those days shouldn't count as part of your leave.

Aug 27 2015
1

Solidarity. That’s all I got and I’m a high school teacher and a union member in a state with strong union membership. (Edited for poor autocorrect on my phone)

Aug 27 2015
6

I got unpaid FMLA. My school didn’t offer anything above and beyond that. Teaching is supposed to be a family-friendly career but it really, truly isn’t.

Aug 27 2015
2

In an ideal world I would have had my baby in March—have off three months, come back and earn a little, then off for the summer. Instead I had him in November, which was nice enough. Yes, I was ungodly pregnant in the heat of the summer but I had enough time to get my classes in a system, have off around the holidays, Read more

Aug 26 2015
1

I have the bowl lift! Unless you’re doing massive mixing it can be overkill...mine lives under the sink due to limited counter space and that sucker is a pain to move. Putting the bowl into place is definitely more obnoxious than having the head tilt. Read more

Aug 26 2015
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Mix together some adobo, brown sugar, cinnamon, and paprika. Slice up a big tart apple and an onion and layer over pork loin; cook in crockpot until done.

Aug 13 2015
1

....oh my gosh. I had honey mustard and onion pretzels the evening before the epic gas. We may be on to something here.