Softball Time!

I love being the Ridgely middle school girls softball coach! This is my 6th year coaching.  Last weekend we took the middle school girls to practice with the Dulaney high school softball team, a lot of our students go to Dulaney for high school. Coach Dave really set up a wonderful practice. There were 4…

Family Haikus

A few of my students participated in the Team BCPS Haiku Contest! There were a total of  over 2,000 entries! 1,494 entries were received from elementary school students, 383 from middle school students, 343 from high school students.

April Fools

The Fool is a card of new beginnings, opportunity and potential. What better time than the 1st of April to do this! Spring is here, a time for planting new seeds. Even though you don’t know exactly where you are going, you are being called to commit yourself and follow your heart, no matter how…

Caring for our Watershed

This year my green club students wrote proposals for a contest called Caring for our Watershed, Turning ideas into environmental solutions! The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program asks students to submit a proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students must research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and draft a written proposal…

CleanAir Partners Poster Contest

This year my students are participating in the CleanAir Partners poster contest. “Clean air is central to our mission to help individuals who live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term for respiratory conditions that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and certain forms of asthma. Improving the quality of our air must be a…

Making Videos and Journals

Lately I have been called to create videos… instructional videos, time lapse videos, meditation videos, art making videos. When I was in middle school my friends and I would use the old school camcorder to create videos…. music videos of our favorite songs, stories with our barbie dolls and toys, and plays we put on…

Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown West Virginia, on the Potomac River.   A while back when I decided to take on the green school coordinator position for my school, I went into research mode so that I could find opportunities…

Find your center

Today I released a lot… I let go of old memories, and stories…I started rewriting my mental story. Today I mourned and grieved… for situations I wish I had, and relationships I have never experienced. Today was a heavy day. Energetically speaking. I felt it heavy in my chest, which made it hard to focus…

Sitting with ourselves

In the summer of 2016 I went on a hiking trip with my dear friend. We hiked the Appalachian Trail starting at PenMar Park in Western Maryland. We hiked south towards Ravens Rock shelter. Pen Mar Park was owned and operated by the Western Maryland Railroad and had its beginning as far back as 1878….

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Cakes

This weekend I spend time with my wonderful friends. We foraged herbs and dehydrated peaches… and made Lion’s Man mushroom “crab cakes”. This was my first time ever seeing Lion’s Mane, let alone cooking with it! But I am always up for a challenge. The first thing to do is wash about a 1/2 lb…