Grandma’s Book Club Blunder

Grandma’s Book Club Blunder

Lifelong educators are lucky. We’ve lead adult lives with a strong attachment to books. I’m no different, as books have always been a major part of my life. I participate in two book clubs, each one very unique with members providing different perspectives due to the diverse membership. I love the challenges these book clubs give me. Reading books I would not pick up on my own and participating in the discussions are amazing experiences. Read More

Mommy Me Time

Mommy Me Time

We all have our mommy to-do lists. After dropping off the kids, working a full day with deadlines that never end, picking up the kids, making dinner, doing homework, giving baths, reading stories before bed and doing housework, I am too tired to do anything for me. I just put on my pjs and go to sleep. I know that tomorrow will be the same as today. That’s why I realized that taking time for myself is necessary. Read More

How the Holidays Have Changed

How the Holidays Have Changed

This time of year traditionally has always been filled with excitement, planning and family fun. This year is no exception. It’s funny how the older one gets, the more time it takes to do the simple tasks of preparing holiday meals, buying and wrapping gifts, and dealing with all things holiday. Why should I think this year would be different? Read More

The Volleyball “Fatheads”

The Volleyball “Fatheads”

The other day, I received a quick text from Granddaughter #2. “Remember those fatheads from last year’s state volleyball tournament?” My first thought was, “Is she calling me a fathead? Have I bragged about something recently or shared too much enthusiasm about one of my projects?” Read More

Should Kids Write Thank You Notes?

Should Kids Write Thank You Notes?

Growing up, I was required to write thank you notes for all my birthdays. My grandma would always call after my birthday and ask if I’d gotten her card in the mail. I always felt awful if I didn’t acknowledge her with a phone call or note. I have to admit, it might have been months later before I finished the last thank you note, but I did get them all done, every year, every time. Read More

We Learn From Our Failures, Not Our Successes

We Learn From Our Failures, Not Our Successes

The batting average. Sitting on the bench. Not receiving the perfect score on a test. Not meeting expectations on a project. The rejection letter to our college of choice. The rejection letter after an interview. To many students, these scenarios are unfamiliar. To some, these situations can be considered failures. Read More

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