Therapy is often taboo in the black community. We go to church not therapists or at least that is what we were told when growing up. Seeing a therapist was a sign of weakness because you were supposed to take your burdens to The Lord in prayer, not to the man while lying on a … More That’s Why You Need Therapy
Some of the latest memes I shared on Facebook, have referenced Karen. I remember sharing a meme or blogging about one and my friend Karen gave me some attitude about it, in a friendly way. 😊 I couldn’t help it. I liked the meme, and it wasn’t directed at her. I told her last year … More Not Karen Again
Back to school time is quickly approaching. I wish the month of October would move as quickly as August is moving!!! Just saying. Woe is me, I have already had my back to school nightmares which get more bizarre each year I teach. I’m blessed to have summer vacation and if I complain about going … More #getyateachon That’s My Next Book!!!!
If you asked me last year if I was returning to teaching I wasn’t sure of my answer at the time. This time last year I wasn’t sure if Harrison, Sydney and I would still be living in Delaware. My passion to be an autism advocate, and work with special needs families is a full … More To Teach Or Not To Teach
Ms. Copher, I am tired. Ms. Copher, it’s so hot. Ms. Copher I need to go to the bathroom. Ms. Copher when do we eat lunch? That was just the first five minutes of field day. Year 24 of teaching is almost over for me and this has been one of my most rewarding … More How To Survive Field Day
I always call on Jesus, Black Jesus, and say Jesus take the wheel. Last week my sissy shared that Jesus needs to take the entire vehicle, that phrase captured my life. Cue Frosty, our outside decoration. I feel like Frosty looks, so exhausted and my head is spinning. It’s a tired that I can’t put … More Jesus Take The Entire Vehicle
I’m trying to figure out why she doesn’t like her clothes on hangers. In the center of her room is a pile of clothes that resembles a mountain and it’s driving me crazy. This is not a straight line of clothes placed strategically in her room. This is pile of her things that make her … More Autism Is That You?
If you need a laugh or a quick pick me up. Then you need to visit a first grade classroom. If you need some honest answers to your questions, ask a first grader. What I love most about kids especially the younger kids. Is that they are so naive and brutally honest. Here is a … More Funny Things First Graders Say
One of my favorite lines from a movie is from Field of Dreams. “If you build it. They will come” Well, I think that if you believe in something it will happen. Not right away or at the snap of your fingers. But if you hold on it will happen. For every doctor that told … More It’s All In Your Head
There are some days that I am on fire. I have the energy of a toddler and I can take on the world. Then there are some days where I move like a sloth. Barely able to get myself together. Last week Wednesday was my sloth day. I was exhausted and stressed which didn’t help. … More Ms. Copher, Where is Sydney’s Homework?