This book is an exceptional tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. Too often, supposed experts on Poe succumb to the trope of portraying him as an unhinged, drug abusing, alcoholic facing one horrendous plight after another. That ends up being the only story we ever hear. What a disappointing way to depict one of the most … Continue reading Book Review
I keep seeing posts about not buying a 2020 planner, and a good one yesterday was, "I'm not buying a 2021 planner until I see the trailer." I thought that was hilarious, but so true. Then I thought about it as I looked through my 2020 planner, collecting dust on my desk. There are still … Continue reading Are You Teaching in 2020?
I am beyond thrilled to have made it to the student teaching phase of my education. For those of you who don't know, I am earning my Masters in Teaching Secondary English. I've been working on my degree since June of 2019. Little did I know just how different the world would be when I … Continue reading Student Teaching amid a Pandemic (part 1)
Moe's Books What is it about that aroma of paper and ink that makes bookstores so incredibly inviting? The shelves filled with endless wonders, far off lands, historical significance, all entice us to explore what each unique bookstore has to offer. This month, our focus is on one incredibly special independent bookstore, Moe’s Books in … Continue reading Bookstore of the Month
I don't think my kids are going back to school this year... How about you? I wouldn't say that I'm freaking out, but "thrilled" is not the word I would use either. I love my kids of course! And it has actually been nice (and undramatic) spending as much time together as we have been. … Continue reading Navigating the New Normal
I love education. I love planning out lessons to stimulate my students' minds. I love the moment when students and goals merge into one well educated successful outcome - I love--- Wait a second.... Not every lesson works quite like that. Let's get real people. There's a reason our country is always in a jam … Continue reading Morning Menu – Homeschooling on the Fly
I get a lot of emails (I never read) about everything from updates to accounts I never use anymore, to recipes I "must" try, to Pinterest updates and everything in between. One email I actually look forward to though is the Indie Next List. As we all face the weeks ahead, quarantined in our homes... … Continue reading What Are You Reading?
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying time at home with the kiddos, video chatting with family, and taking this time to relax (as best we can right now). I would like to take this opportunity to share the children's book I published (this time last year) with all of you. The PDF … Continue reading Book Giveaway!!!
I watch as 99% of celebrities are helping spread the word about how it's cool to stay home. Nurses and medical workers are taking to social media to encourage (beg) people to stay in their homes. Others are making sure the elderly have access to food and help. And then there's me - at home … Continue reading Be Cool, Stay Home
Can we talk soap for a minute? With all of the hand washing lately, it's become more important than ever to use a gentle yet cleansing soap. In my case this is especially true. I get severe eczema and skin that dries out so bad it will crack and bleed. Washing dishes only adds to … Continue reading Soap