Are you staring down the barren hallway of another school year (or semester) spent distance teaching? If we try to look on the bright side, at least this time we've had a little chance to prepare - sort of. I remember way, waaaay back in April thinking our extended spring break felt like it would … Continue reading Distance Learning… Again?
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
Like thousands of other Americans, you are probably facing a substantial amount of time at home over the next few weeks. You might also have kiddos there with you. This is a great opportunity to share in new experiences together. Though it can be hard to see at times, all of this uncertainty will pass. … Continue reading School Closures & Bonding Time – What You need to Know
Food, it's what's for dinner. Right? I don't know about you, but I'm sick of trying to figure out what to cook for dinner every...single....night. On top of that, I try to make sure we have a fruit and/or veggie at each meal. Dinner is tough though. It comes at the most impacted part of … Continue reading Mom, What’s for Dinner?
A French press is not only an excellent way to brew a cup of coffee, it is also beautiful. Dating all the way back to 1852, when the first design was patented, it actually did not directly resemble what we consider a "French press" today. The device we think of was actually patented in 1929! … Continue reading Coffee Like a Rockstar!