The Grandest Gesture of All: Consistency

Grand gestures are great (believe me, I swoon every time Jack Pearson does something sweet on This Is Us just as much as the rest of you), but isn't there something to be said about the little, consistent gestures of love that people do every day?It might be difficult to notice, pinpoint, or…

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Lack of Motivational Moments

If there's one thing that frustrates me more than anything else it's how inconvenient my motivation is.I am currently "free" to do whatever I want. I'm home with both boys, but they're both napping. And I have absolutely zero motivation or inspiration to do anything productive.When will I have the motivation, you…

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Digital Lists

So if you know me, you know that I am extremely tech-savvy and quick to use digital resources in and out of the classroom. But I have to admit that I have a dirty little secret... I love neatly-organized, color-coded, three-ring binders... full of ACTUAL PAPER.Oh, the horror!I truly am embarrassed to…

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Oh How I Love to Teach the Parts of Speech

Parts of speech are one of my favorite things to teach.It might seem mundane to most people, but it reminds me of when I was younger and learning about nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. I had a very organized notebook with information about each part of speech in individual sections with very neat…

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Is There Anything Better?

I have spent the afternoon watching Life Itself on Prime Video and snuggling with this adorable baby boy. We’re both still dealing with a pesky cold and relaxing while big brother Cam is napping has been just what the doctor ordered!Sometimes when I’m relaxing, I feel like a total bum and my…

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A Thursday in Monday’s Clothing

You’ve heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing... Today is a Thursday in Monday’s clothing!My hubby went back to work after being off for the holidays, so waking up with the boys this morning and getting back into our routine makes today feel like a total Monday. But really, we only have…

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Give Yourself a Break, Mom

Before I had kids, I never thought I'd childproof my home. I thought childproofing was taking an easy way out and a lazy way to parent. I found it obnoxious when I'd go over to someone's house and see them fight with a cupboard lock or a doorknob cover. Instead of teaching…

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Tucker is Here!

Tucker Theodore was born after a very, very speedy delivery on September 15, 2018, at 7:55 AM. He apparently wanted to be just like his big brother and spend some time in the NICU, but we are happy to report that after scaring me and his Daddy, he is healthy and home…

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Thoughts for Thursday

Cam and I are beginning to settle into a little routine at home together. He's really been awesome as far as his behavior and patience since we can't really go anywhere or even play outside (if he takes off running, I can't run after him so it's really just avoiding possible danger).…

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Summer Break

So the little boy growing inside of me has dictated when my school year had to end. After two weeks of being home with his big brother Cameron, I am already feeling less stressed about life in general and more at ease about my pregnancy, but I'm also missing the teachers I…

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