Brighid was born and raised in Tempe with her two brothers and two sisters. As the fourth of five children, she's very aware how her first-born Welsh husband, Adam, and first-born daughter, Brynn, will play the role of the "smarty pants, know-it-alls" in her family. Joking aside, Brighid has a degree in creative writing with a minor in classics from U of A and received her M.Ed from ASU in secondary English education. As a part-time humanities teacher at ASU Preparatory Academy in downtown Phoenix, Brighid focuses on drama, computer science, media and technology, as well as journalism. She's passionate about dancing with the "Beatbugs" alongside her daughter, AZ road trips, Spotify playlists, Anna Faris podcasts, modern astrology, and shaktipat kundalini yoga. You can find more of her work and professional writing on her blog The Seagoat Mama.
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Is Being a Full-time Working Mom in My Future?

Spending the mornings with my daughter is the highlight of my day. I adore spending time with my 15-month-old and watching her grow in this magical time in her life. She’s only going to...

How to (Politely) Break Up With Friends

I received an email from an old colleague slash friend a few days ago. The email said that she had lost my number, was let go from her job, and had a baby less...

Starting the School Year Right (With 3 Tips from a Veteran Teacher)!

The 2018-19 school year marks my 7th year of teaching. And with my master’s in secondary English education, whatever grade you can assume I’ve taught, I’ve done more… Well, most of it. From early...

It’s Okay to Not like Your Body After Baby

I’m just going to say it: I’ve always had big breasts. I was a full C in high school and every year since they grew. I remember the good ole days when I was...

I’m Sick of Apologizing for Being Me

Saying “I’m sorry” is something I’m quite familiar with. So much so, that when I was in eighth grade, a mentor of mine recommended that I wear a rubber-band around my wrist and smack...

I Refuse to Be Ashamed of My Maternal Mental Health Disorder

Two weeks after I gave birth, I found myself checked back into the hospital. But, this time, my husband checked me into a psychiatric facility and my newborn daughter wasn’t allowed to visit me....

When a Smash Cake is Totally Overrated for a One Year Old

I am a proud Pinterest user. Everything I pin, I make. When I pin, I pin with purpose. So for my daughter’s first birthday, you could imagine how I excited I was to look up...

My Marriage Works Because of the Little Things

This month, my husband and I are celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary. Yes, yes, we haven't been married that long, but we have been together since 2011. Throughout that time span, milestones and many events...

3 Reasons to Love and Head to the Phoenix Public Library

I practically grew up at the Public Library in Tempe. My memories are full of my single mom lugging me, my two sisters, and two brothers into the van and involve either a story...
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