Extra Credit for Cora

As I was planning my classes for this fall–intro to human biology–I had a great idea. Always thinking about Cora, I decided to get my students involved. I have about 140 students… if they all know about Cora and go tell their families and friends–actually, if they even only tell 1 person! Look at how many people are now that much more educated and aware.

It was WAY harder than I thought.

I wrote “C.H.D.” on the board. No one knew what it was. I explained that it means congenital heart defect, told them

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to teach in the best way possible

I started my new job on Monday teaching 4 sections of introductory human biology at a community college (2 classes MWF, 2 classes TTh). I passed out a questionnaire and told the students they didn’t even have to write their name on it because I wasn’t grading it; it was just for my own curiosity. I wanted to know where they were coming from–how much background knowledge they had. I also included some questions like “what’s your favorite area of biology” and “what are your expectations of me, as your instructor?” I

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I’m a working & breastfeeding mama

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of The Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about breastfeeding and employment. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th through the 31st!

About three months ago, I

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Florida and other news

I learned right before my trip to Florida that pregnant women burn faster/easier… who knew?! I was so paranoid about burning while I was there, I tried to sit in the shade and put on sunscreen constantly. Needless to say, I didn’t come back with much color–especially on my back side, being that I can’t lay on my stomach!! Haha.

But it was a great trip.. the ocean was wonderful, the waves were huge and the resort was relaxing. We spent a day at the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall–largest in the country! We were

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Ughhh–yes, that's how I feel.

Well this is a new feeling…. beginning several days ago, I become nauseous after every meal. I have been trying to eat smaller amounts, slowly and more frequently, but I basically feel sick all the time. Steve says it’s indigestion, which is a symptom of pregnancy, I’ve just never had it before so I don’t really know what to expect. But it sucks!! And when I let myself get too hungry (like after being at work all evening), I eat too fast and then immediately regret it. I ended up in bed last night

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Week 8!

Ah, 2 months already!

What’s new with the baby:

*Webbed fingers and toes *Eyelids practically cover eyes *”Tail” is just about gone (let’s hope so) *Primitive neural pathways forming in the brain *0.04 ounces *5/8 inch long = the size of a kidney bean! *All major organs have formed, but not yet fully developed *Joints (elbows, wrists, ankles) are visible *This week gonads begin to differentiate to male or female! *Teeth, palate and ears are forming *Ossification of bones begins *And the thing that gets me the most: the baby is constantly moving and

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I got a job!

I had an interview this morning for manager of Anytime Fitness. An hour and a half after I got home, they called and asked me to come back for a “follow up.” Wow, that was fast. And I got the job!

30 hours a week (at my request)–I haven’t set my hours yet, but most likely something close to 12-6pm M-F. I basically run the gym (which is open 24/7). There are 2 owners, but one lives in MN and one lives in NE, so I basically answer to myself and will be the

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