Why NOT to be a substitute teacher.
Daily Life as an adult Why NOT to be a substitute teacher. I was put on the inactive list with Kelly.Â This is after six years as being a substitute.Â The reason:Â I unknowingly took a fifth grade class that was part ESE.Â There was another sub in the room, a woman placed there permanently (but still had Kelly sub status).Â Â There were 25 children in that room. The other sub had...
Sat, Apr 02 2016
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Mon, Feb 22 2016
Why to set boundaries with big sisters
Daily Life as an adult I am the youngest of six girls. Â At age 23 I got manipulated into retiring with my parents to Florida. Â I have zero tolerance for the sun on my skin. Â I can't even walk outside in March without burning. Â I am now 58. Â Here is the written birthday card I got from my big sister: You are a great sister. Â I thank God for making you my sister. Â We are all so blessed...
Thu, Dec 03 2015
How to Stay Relevant in Your Career After Fifty
Daily Life as an adult How to Stay Relevant in Your Career After Fifty After the economy changed and there was a surplus of teachers the public schools began a system of only hiring those with a Bachelorâ€™s in Education (and youthful).Â After receiving my teacher certification I applied at a private school.Â I am certified in English 5-9, English 6-12 and Elementary Education.Â Â...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
Making The Best Of Foreclosure
Daily Life as an adult GOING FORECLOSURE AND BANKRUPTCY â€“ BANK IT!! I checked on my old friend Kim last week.Â We worked at a sole practitioner law firm together.Â Â He was hitting over 60.Â Â I happened to see his five-year plan book.Â One plan was to fire Kim.Â He was paying her $38,000 a year and paying her medical insurance.Â Several years ago he did fire her.Â She did bankr...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
How to Spot and Deal With Emotional Vampires
Daily Life as an adult Setting Boundaries With Emotional Vampires Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â My favorite commercial is the teenager with a 7-Up, crying to her two friends.Â You can see the mascara running down her face.Â Look at the two friends and you can see the â€˜oh, godâ€™ look they have.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â My mother was like that.Â I listened to her run down her hus...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
Job Pay - Respect Yourself
Daily Life as an adult JOB PROSPECTS.Â NO. 1: RESPECT YOURSELF Â Â Â Â Â Â Thatâ€™s right.Â Respect yourself.Â Youâ€™re not just looking for a job.Â You are looking for a match, a place where you will provide your skills, your talents, make friends, and climb up the corporate ladder. When you pick a significant other, you are looking at their qualities, what makes them specia...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
When Goals Don't Match Reality
Daily Life as an adult When Goals Donâ€™t Match Reality The biggest goals in life you will have are deciding who to have as a life partner, your career goals or jobs, where you live, finances, and your children or family. When you reach a point in life when an expectation or goal doesnâ€™t meet the reality, then face it with decision making skills and not with your emotions.Â Your em...
Wed, Apr 01 2015
Love Is A Choice
Daily Life as an adult The first time I heard this, some secretaries were chatting about relationships.Â One of them said, love is a choice.Â I am like, no, love is a passion between two people.Â No, they said. Â Love is a choice.Â You can either choose the relationship for what it has to offer, or you can walk away from it. I was in a long term relationship.Â But it wasnâ€™t real.Â...
Wed, Jul 16 2014
JOB PROSPECTS. NO. 1: RESPECT YOURSELF
Daily Life as an adult Â Â Â Â Â Thatâ€™s right.Â Respect yourself.Â Youâ€™re not just looking for a job.Â You are looking for a match, a place where you will provide your skills, your talents, make friends, and climb up the corporate ladder. When you pick a significant other, you are looking at their qualities, what makes them special, what they have to offer you, how they can ma...
Tue, Jul 15 2014
Resetting Your Priorities as Life Changes
Daily Life as an adult Resetting Your Priorities as Life Changes There is a saying that we are at the salad of life, the dinner, or the dessert. Meaning, as life changes so do our needs and priorities. As a young adult our priority is to flourish and succeed. In one Reba sitcom, her daughter and Reba talk about dating. Cheyenne talks about how her pool is large and her motherâ€™s pool...
Wed, Jul 09 2014
Daily Life as an adult So my dad said to me the other day, â€œYou are not a scumbag. You are just a victim of the economy.â€ I hope he didnâ€™t see the shock on my face. Back in the 80â€™s when I weighed 110 and had an actual career I had really nice professional clothes. I got a body wave several times a year so my hair wasnâ€™t flat. Before I walked out the door I checked my looks f...
Mon, Jun 30 2014
When Goals Donâ€™t Match Reality
Daily Life as an adult When Goals Donâ€™t Match Reality The biggest goals in life you will have are deciding who to have as a life partner, your career goals or jobs, where you live, finances, and your children or family. When you reach a point in life when an expectation or goal doesnâ€™t meet the reality, then face it with decision making skills and not with your emotions. Your emotion...
Mon, Jun 23 2014
MAKING THE BEST OF FORECLOSURE
Daily Life as an adult GOING FORECLOSURE AND BANKRUPTCY â€“ BANK IT!! I checked on my old friend Kim last week. We worked at a sole practitioner law firm together. He was hitting over 60. I happened to see his five-year plan book. One plan was to fire Kim. He was paying her $38,000 a year and paying her medical insurance. Several years ago he did fire her. She did bankruptcy. Th...
Fri, Jun 20 2014
It Takes a Village to Cause Foreclosure
Daily Life as an adult IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO CAUSE FORECLOSURE The cause for foreclosure is not a homeowner being unable to pay the monthly mortgage. The cause is all the players involved in getting the wanabee homeowner into the house. I just finished foreclosure. I got lucky. When dealing with my bank people I acted like they were my very best friends and was so grateful for them h...
Thu, May 01 2014
WHY THE UNITED STATES IS FALLING APARTA healthy economy...
Daily Life as an adult WHY THE UNITED STATES IS FALLING APARTA healthy economy needs a pie chart of middle class jobs, starter jobs, and a variety of professional jobs (such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, special skills). The celebrities and rich people are being omitted from this scenario because they are a small percentage of the population.The middle class make up X percent of the popul...
Sat, Jul 27 2013
Substitute Teaching - How to Fix Student Behavior
Daily Life as an adult Hillsborough County School Board MembersMy name is Mary Cochran. I was a substitute teacher in Hillsborough County four four years. I have Florida teacher certification in English 6-12 and Elementary Education. I did subbing because I was expecting it to take me into a teaching position.Due to complaints I am no longer eligible. My background is I have three degrees (...
Wed, Aug 22 2012
My Hearing Loss
Daily Life as an adult My name is Mary. Because I had trouble getting started, you will see my log-ins as Mary/Merle (I used my other e-mail account). I came upon the website last week or so. Being hearing impaired (or deaf), we are in a sense family.In reading your blogs, I was surprised to see so many of you have family support. I got none. I was the youngest of seven (before birth c...
Wed, Aug 13 2008
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