These Days…

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What are you up to these days? Do you ever slow down long enough to think about what you are enjoying in your life right now. I’ve seen several fellow bloggers do these types of posts, and I really like them. I wish I could hear your answers too. Feel free to comment and share […]

5 Tips for Effective Parent/Teacher Communication


My mom was the librarian at my primary school and would often peek into my classroom or give me a quick hug in the cafeteria, so I admit that regarding parent involvement, I had a slight advantage. Nevertheless, once I moved on to third grade and left the familiarity of the primary school, my mom […]

Stream of Consciousness #blogging #writing #SOC

Sleep. That is my goal this week. Sleep. I am so tired right now, and my eyes are blurred with sleep goo, but I forced myself to get up anyway because I know how badly I  need this early morning alone time before the house gets busy and loud. I’m ready for the coffee to […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa #recipes #LaborDay

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This black bean and corn salsa is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It is so very simple and always a hit with party goers. Anytime I have a get together with friends or colleagues, I made this dish. In fact, when I was teaching full-time, it was requested whenever we had a pot-luck or […]

10 Things to Smile About This Month: August 2015

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It’s hard to believe August is almost over! It’s been a long month with a lot of emotion high and low and crazy busy schedules. I welcomed the routine of the school year with open arms, though I fully admit to missing lazy mornings and spending more hours with the boys. I’ve linked up with […]

Canton Labor Day Festival: A Perfect Blend of Old School & New School

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Now that school is in full swing for most of us, fall seems nearer than ever. For me, Labor Day weekend kicks off the fall season. My family has never had a consistent plan for Labor Day. We don’t really travel every year to the beach or the lake. We just sort of stick around […]

Stream of Consciousness #SOC #blogging #writing

Our niece is getting married today, and it makes me think of my own wedding day a little over 8 years ago. We just had our anniversary on August 4. My husband grew up in Boy Scouts. He’s an Eagle Scout and worked as a program coordinator at two different big Boy Scout camps in […]

Friday 5: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

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It has been one helluva week, I’m telling you. It felt like one thing after another kept happening to try my nerves and patience. We had limited childcare for our three-year old because this week all of the teachers are preparing the preschool. He starts next week, but the other three family members all started […]

Enhance Reading Comprehension with Post-it® Notes #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias #Ad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias Let’s be honest here, friends. Who doesn’t love a Post-it ® product? If you were to visit my house, you would see them everywhere. Small, sticky, brightly-colored squares are on my desk to remind me of […]

Stream of Consciousness #SOC #writing #blogging

I had a bad case of mom guilt last night. Is that not the worst? We were home all day trying to get some things accomplished, and on top of that, I had one article due and a couple of other work-related items I had to take care of. The boys kept saying, “Play with […]