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Introduction I am a wife, mommy, and high school English teacher. I have a BA and MA in English lit, and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, and I plan to go back and get my Ph.D. in English at some point. My sweet husband is getting his Ph.D. in Marine Biology, which is due around our baby's second birthday. He's from Africa, I'm from California, and we met in Illinois. We do not live any of those places now. Our babelet's in-utero nickname was "Squidgle," which sometimes morphs into "the Squid" or "Squiggle Worm." She is a little girl named Ngaire, which is a Maori name meaning "silver fern" and pronounced NI ree (rhymes with fiery). This blog is about her, my husband, my random musings, teaching, literature, and general geekiness. Enjoy!