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I am a first grade teacher for Shelby County Schools in Alabama. I have been an educator for 10 years. I am a graduate of West Alabama with my Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I come from a family of educators. My mom has been a teacher for almost 40 years in Montgomery Alabama Public School System. My older sister has been teaching for 6 years off and on (between babies) and lives in Niceville, Florida. Lastly, my younger sister attends the University of Alabama and is pursuing her education degree. Education was always very important to my family and now educating is very important to me. For five years, I have mentored interns from The University of Montevallo. One who went on to be my co-teacher that next year and we have been co-teachers of first grade for four years now. Last year, I took my experience to the next level when I taught as an Adjunct Professor in education at the University of Montevallo. In my job, I work very closely with my students, parents, administrators, other teachers, interns, and professors. I hope that I can help anyone that has any type of question. I love what I do and I LOVE talking about what I do. So bring on the questions: Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question!

Adventures of Pregnancy-Carlyn’s Journey XXIII
October 22, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
Adventures of Pregnancy-Carlyn’s Journey  XXIII

So, today I am 25 weeks pregnant. Over the past 15 weeks since my last blog, things have been pure bliss in the Duncan household.
We found out that we are having a …

Blessings-Carlyn’s Journey XXII
September 27, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Blessings-Carlyn’s Journey XXII

FAITH: Believing without seeing.
Life brings us all troubles and hardship. It isn’t until you experience sadness that you can truly appreciate happiness.
I was six weeks pregnant, and still a little shell shocked. …

Don’t Stop Believing! Carlyn’s Journey XXI
August 27, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Don’t Stop Believing! Carlyn’s Journey XXI

After 5 quick months, May approached. I was more than ready to defrost my little popsicle-baby embryos and get them into the womb! It was a little weird to think …

Answers-Carlyn’s Journey XVIIII
August 13, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Answers-Carlyn’s Journey XVIIII

A couple of weeks passed after the D&C. Our hearts were still healing but we looked forward to receiving answers.
One of the reasons we chose to do the D&C was to …

Carlyn’s Journey-De Ja Vue XVIII
July 23, 2010 – 6:00 AM | One Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-De Ja Vue XVIII

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Sir Winston Churchill
Two days before Thanksgiving had finally come and I was sitting in my classroom waiting for …

Carlyn’s Journey-Brand New Day XVII
July 9, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-Brand New Day XVII

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.” Alan Loy McGinnis
In May 2009, we got the go for an in-vitro procedure for the November round. We were told how much the procedure …

Carlyn’s Journey, Life Goes On XVI
June 25, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Carlyn’s Journey, Life Goes On XVI

“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” Anonymous
Everyone always uses this quote in all types of situations. It wasn’t until after our miscarriage that I truly appreciated those words and was …

Carlyn’s Journey-The Rest of the Story, XV
June 18, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-The Rest of the Story, XV

Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.
Job 11:18
It was around 3:00 in the afternoon on September 11, 2008 when we arrived in North Dakota.  My …

Carlyn’s Journey-Oh Happy Day! XIV
June 11, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-Oh Happy Day! XIV

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and …

Carlyn’s Journey-Dr. Quirk, XIII
June 4, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-Dr. Quirk, XIII

“I am where I am because this is where God has put me.” Unknown Author
Last week I took a much needed break from my blog. As most of you know, I am a …

Carlyn’s Journey-Ultimatums, XII
May 21, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-Ultimatums, XII

“Life may take you where you least expect it, but always have faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.” Author Unknown
When I started going to my chiropractor, …

Carlyn’s Journey-Yin and Yang Baby! XII
May 14, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Carlyn’s Journey-Yin and Yang Baby!  XII

DING! DING! DING! My three month sentence of NO GLUTEN had come to a glorious end. (I literally think the heavens opened up, and the angels started singing.) About the time my …

New Balance Adult and Children’s Shoes as Low as $10.41!!
May 13, 2010 – 9:26 AM | No Comment
New Balance Adult and Children’s Shoes as Low as $10.41!!

This Real Deal is brought to us by 6pm.com.  They are featuring New Balance shoes and active wear up to 90% off!!  Get your workout on Mamas in your New Balance gear!!

Free Movies this Summer at Regal Cinemas
May 7, 2010 – 7:34 AM | No Comment
Free Movies this Summer at Regal Cinemas

This Real Deal is brought to us by Regal Cinemas!  They are proud to introduce their Free Family Film Festival.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday this summer at 10:00 a.m. they are offering a FREE movie …

Carlyn’s Journey-Time Out, XI
May 7, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-Time Out, XI

Reading back through my last few blogs, it occurred to me that the journey thus far has been so crazy and hectic. Thank goodness it only sounds that way on paper. …

$4 Off of Leapster Book at Leapfrog
May 5, 2010 – 8:26 AM | No Comment
$4 Off of Leapster Book at Leapfrog

Leapfrog has different educational toys and books for all ages and stages!  Today’s Real Deal will get you $4 off of a Leapster Book! Just use the promotional code WT9LSTR. (This is also a great …

Fresh Cup Cakes & Cake Slices at 7-11 plus much more!!
May 3, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
Fresh Cup Cakes & Cake Slices at 7-11 plus much more!!

This month 7-11 has new Cup Cakes and Cake Slices, fresh everyday!  We also have Mother’s Day Cards and gifts!
May Specials:
2/$3.00 Gatorade 32 oz.
2/$2.00 Gatorade in 20 oz.
2/$2.00 Taquito or 1/8 lb. Hot Dogs
Come in …

Carlyn’s Journey-I Love Food, X
April 30, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-I Love Food, X

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”
Mark Twain
A few weeks before meeting Dr. Coo Coo for …

Carlyn’s Journey-Dr. Coo Coo for Tofu! IX
April 23, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-Dr. Coo Coo for Tofu! IX

Desperate times call for desperate measures!
I ended my last blog with a question. Thanks to everyone who gave their input and told about their experiences. I was a little surprised that no one said a …

Carlyn’s Journey-Warning: Information Overload, VIII
April 16, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Carlyn’s Journey-Warning: Information Overload, VIII

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss
I get asked all the time what the difference is between IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) …

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