Hi! Thanks for falling in love with me checking out my blog.

I am Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson.

The girl with the ridiculously long name.

I know. It is a mouthful, and no one ever calls me all of that, so you can just call me Renée. Or Nay. Or if you want to get all fancy and French, you can call me Née. Please just don’t oui-oui on my rug.

So now you know I’m not super funny the way some bloggers are. But I can tell you are digging me and you’d like to take our cyber friendship to the next level.

You clicked the ABOUT button, so you probably want to know more about me.

And I’m so glad you asked!

When my son was a wee thing, I started my own business as a professional organizer. In helping people to organize their external messes, I witnessed the strong (and often irrational) connection people sometimes have to certain physical possessions.

My wee son is now a teenager who goes by TechSupport on this blog. Our day to day has gotten kind of rush-rush. I schlep Tech to his activities and scribble ideas for future essays on napkins scraps and bits of paper. For later.

You should see the pile I’ve got going in here.

A perfectionist by nature, I still like everything in its place.

And yet.

I am learning to find beauty in the chaos.

When this blog was born in 2010, it was called Teachers & Twits.

But I didn’t always feel free to write about any topic. I often felt more than a little trapped by the “brand” I’d created for myself.

Meanwhile Google kept sending me folks looking for “tips on how to spank my naughty students” & “hot teachers in bad girl costumes.”

I felt like I was letting them down. (Not really. Sorry pervs.)

In September 2012, I started to write under my own ridiculously long, super sloppy name.

Because it’s true.

Life doesn’t always fit in a file folder.

*Comments opened on 1/15/12, Revised 9/5/12

45 responses to “About

  1. I just read your post on Sluiter Nation. It was absolutely beautiful! I look forward to following your blog. :)


    • Hi Marie! Thank you for your kind words and for the follow. I do my best to respond to everyone.

      All the time.

      I’m kind of anal about it.

      I hope I wasn’t a one hit wonder.

      On Fridays I have folks who share their guests posts. This year they are sharing #LessonsLearned. And they are not always lessons learned in school. But sometimes they are. I hope you enjoy. I will check you out on blogspot very soon. ;-)

  2. Thank you for all you do.

  3. Love this! Found you through the jean blog, and was curious, as I lived in NOLA for three years myself. Going to have a look around here.

  4. I really like twits, and I especially like twits who recognize their twittiness.

  5. Hi Renee. I look forward to trying to keep up with you. I’m enjoying your blog.

  6. A teacher for 20 years? You can’t possibly be that old, or is the pic not recent… :-)

  7. Awww….! I’m so much glad to find your creative world of outstanding thoughts and being in touch with a teacher, who is just 1 year elder than me, Renee. Thanks a lot for stopping by my lil world and follow me back. Have a great time ahead. Cheers.\m/ :)


  8. Renée,
    TBF brought you to Le Clown, and you did a good job luring Le Clown around here. For that, félicitations ! One day, remind me to share my daughter’s name with you… She will hate us. I’ll be browsing your posts this week. So if I can bother you for a glass of water and some prosciutto, I’ll make myself comfortable. I will even take my shoes off.
    Le Clown

  9. Hi Renee! Your blog is fun and sassy -I love your spunk!
    Your vocab idea is very fun, too!
    Looking forward to browsing now that I ‘know’ you a little better! ;-)

    • Hi Denise! How is it that I missed this comment? I am coming to try to find you now! I’m glad you are digging Tingo Tuesdays. And *nudge nudge* I have a new one up right now! Bop over to try to win some linky-love for February!

  10. I love your tagline … “Life doesn’t always fit in a file folder.” Very cool and very true :)

  11. Hi Renée. Nice blog you have going here. I think you are funny, but I’m not one of those people who found you by googling “hot teachers in bad girl costumes”. LOL! Keep up the great writing! I’m looking forward to reading more.

  12. I am so glad I’m not the only one with a very long name.

  13. Likewise. Seeker is easier to say my full legal name. Anyway, I have signed up to read your post. I’ll be seeing you then.

  14. Lovely blog, happily now following

  15. Marcy Bruckstein

    I found your blog through your piece about what to give for a bat mitzvah gift. We just celebrated my daughter’s bat mitzvah on Saturday, and I’m de-stressing now. She did fabulous, the party was fabulous, and every gift was cash or checks, with the exception of 1 i-tunes gift card and some earrings from 2 of her friends. She loved both of those gifts, but she did appreciate the money as well. She knows its for her future. Anyway, I’m enjoying your blog; will keep following.

  16. Where are all the hot teachers in bad girl costumes??? Ugh, foiled by Google again. You seem very Type A and possibly overly anal retentive. I shall enjoy that.

  17. Hi Renée – I too, found your blog when helping a fellow Gentile friend determine what would be an appropriate gift for her husband’s boss’ son’s bar mitzvah. (Yikes – say THAT three times fast!) And as I read a few other posts, I absolutely fell in love with your written voice. So now in my head we’re fast friends. Anyway, I am currently detoxing from Google Reader (where my blog subscriptions numbered over 150) and have moved to Feedly, where I’m trying to clean up my act. I just added your blog and I thought you might like to know the category – “General Greatness”.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Your new BFF,

    • Hi Kimberly! I saw that you wrote this a while back, but I couldn’t figure out where it landed! I don’t know if you are still following along, but thank you for your kind words a few months ago! Sorry that I am so technologically impaired that it took me so long to accidentally find you. Oy! :) I hope I didn’t steer you wrong at your husband’s boss’s son’s BM.

  18. Hello Renee! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #3! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

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