I am a high school English teacher and freelance writer in the suburbs of Chicago where I live with my husband and our two adopted dogs, Penny the terrier and Bailey the beagle. I blog about marriage, family, and education at Small Strokes (http://smallstrokesbigoaks.com) and I am a Causes Blogger for Care2.com. My work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, Feministe, Role/Reboot, Teaching Tolerance, and the Offbeat Empire.

What I'm Listening To: 

Florence + the Machine, Foster the People, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Mumford & Sons, The Beatles

What I'm Watching: 

30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Castle

What I'm Reading: 

Autobiographies by hilarious women (Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, etc.) and lots of YA lit