All posts by Claire Pelletier

Claire Pelletier

About Claire Pelletier

I'm 30. Boy am I 30. I have three children: Shelby (almost 8), Harper (3), and Aidan (1). I work full time as an English teacher, full time as a mom, part time as a wife, part time as a cook at a Diner (this is actually a paid position), and a per diem house cleaner. Basically, I do it all. Oh and I like to write (revert back to my full time teaching position). This life is crazy, people are even crazier, and online blogging has given me a voice. Some may think it's a loud and obnoxious voice, but I kind of like it. I do my best to write about things that interest people, mainly about myself. Sometimes I verge into the political land, but that place scares me, so I mostly write about every day things that make me laugh, cry, or scream. Thanks for reading!

A letter to myself: Post (gluten) hangover

Dear Claire, You done did it again. 31 year old you has zero minutes in the day for your crap (literally). Remember back when you used to party hard like a rockstar struggling musician with 2 gigs a month? Yeah, those days were cool. You’d live a vicious cycle of going all out, waking up early, […]

To the class of 2016: Advice from dead people

It’s time for my advice to graduates. This graduating class is one of the best- full of the coolest, quirkiest, and likely one of the most argumentative group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching. I have never realized up until this group of kids how much we, as teachers, really learn from […]

Why stop at Narcane?

Upon reading the uproar about Lepage vetoing the bill allowing Narcane to be sold over the counter, I started thinking about the situation. I have to say that the following quote makes a lot of sense: “Creating a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in […]

What parenting really is

When you have a child, you become a new person. Not only is a child born, but a parent is born. Each decision a woman makes during her 9 months of pregnancy could have an astronomical effect on her unborn child, and from there it does not stop. Every little thing we do has an […]

Arts Integration: The new (old) way to teach

Being a teacher is hard. It’s a profession that has become so convoluted by reform, change, policy, rules, procedures, curriculum, assessment, data, acronyms, workshops, paperwork, etc., etc. etc. You know how hard it is, because I’ve told you countless times and have lamented endlessly about the plight of a modern day teacher. Usually, I wind […]

When it’s all said and done…

Today, I had the bittersweet pleasure of attending a local, elderly man’s funeral service. Bitter because death always is, but sweet because I was amazed by the number of people standing in the funeral home, talking about what a great man he was. It’s not very often you see so many people celebrating the life of […]

New year, new you?

I used to always look forward to New Years. Mainly, I wanted to find a party that was rockin’ and stay up all night. I thought that’s what was important. Binging, eating, and partying it up until the countdown and ball drop. Just to wake up hung over and say, “I’ll start my resolutions tomorrow, […]

A letter of love

Dear Peaceful People (This includes Muslims/ Christians/ Buddists/ Athiests/ Humans/ Humanoids), I have a mixed bag of emotions to share with you. I’m sorry that there are people who choose to steal lives away from innocent victims. I’m sorry that your peaceful demeanor gets confused with those who are using your category of existence as […]