The perfect planner for 2018!

My Favorite Planner for 2018

I adore a good planner. I am truly a happy lady when I am at Paper Source, drooling over weekly and monthly layouts, complete with to-do lists and all that nerdy, organizational goodness! In the past, I've purchased multiple planners over the course of a year because I found another one that I MUST HAVE. [...]

Give Thanks

My 5 Thankful Things

I have a whole lot to be thankful for. Below is a list of just a few of the smaller and simpler things that deserve my thanks. It's important to be grateful for the big and important parts of our lives. But it's also important to appreciate the little things that make life that much [...]

Tell Me A Bedtime Story

Every once in a while, a student will come into my classroom, scrunch up his nose, and say, "Ewwww! It smells like coffee in here!" I pick up the steaming cup of coffee on my desk and reply (sometimes in my head, sometimes out loud), "Better get used to it, little friend. You don't want [...]


Let me introduce you to a new word that I have come to love. It’s “overcare”. I now know that I am capable of experiencing overcare rather frequently in many areas in my life. Here’s a perfect example of overcare: It’s 3:32am and I am wide awake. All I can think about is school. I’m [...]

The Matter of Email…

Happy Monday! Today, I’d like to discuss the matter of EMAIL.  At the start of this school year, I made the conscious decision to remove my work email from my phone. I had tried to make this happen in previous years, but would always end up pressing "add account" within a couple of days and [...]

Happy Friday!

Congratulations, teachers, on making it to Friday of Halloween week! With Halloween having been on a Tuesday this week, I hope you teachers have some serious self-care planned for this weekend. I have booked a Thai massage at a lovely, inexpensive massage place near me! 🙂 And if you powered through the week eating leftover [...]