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This year, like every year, my kids have a school supply list that includes way more items than they can possibly use. I know why. I know that part of the 32 glue sticks on their school supply lists will go to other children in their class because their parents did not send any glue sticks. … Read More about School Supply Lists are Everything That’s Wrong with Education
I heart planning. Like for real. Last year, I used some most of my Christmas money to buy myself an awesome Erin Condren planner. It has surpassed my every expectation and has truly been worth every dollar. Every time I see it sitting on my desk with its bright happy cover, I immediately feel happier. … Read More about Three Easy Ways to Simplify Menu Planning
The hearth of our fireplace is shaped like a bench. On this six foot wide platform, most days you will find a line of laundry baskets filled with the clean clothes we wear most often. This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I’ll … Read More about The Usual Suspects – How to Stop Housekeeping from Stealing Your Joy
It has become an increasingly popular practice to vilify people. It sells newspapers and encourages clicks – all of which drives revenue. (At least it’s supposed to drive revenue. I’m looking at you ESPN with your subpar earnings killing my Disney call options quarter after quarter.) It’s easy to do it. Just plant a suggestion … Read More about Art Briles Is a Good Man Who Deserves to Be Fired
When I was sixteen and knew everything, I had a conversation with my boyfriend about how ridiculous it was that his mother didn’t work. Sure, his dad was a doctor and they didn’t need the measly income she’d make using her teaching degree, but she’d gone to school and earned that degree. She should … Read More about Why Going From a Working Mom to a Stay-at-Home Mom is Kicking Your Butt
When I was training to become a teacher, I had a lot of experienced teachers warn me about the difficulties I would face. One teacher told me that she once had a 7th grader put a pencil down his throat to induce vomiting so he could get out of a pre-algebra test. I listened and took … Read More about Full Time Job to Full Time Mom – 5 Ways to Make the Switch Easier