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Three Ideas to Help Keep that Back-to-School Buzz Alive!

“Back-to-School” season is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Stores are lined with rows upon rows of school supplies—new notebooks, fresh pencils, perfect crayons!  Ah, my teacher-heart could burst!  And while going back to school might be both a celebration and lamentation for some parents, more often than not, the kids are […]

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9 Books You Will Actually WANT To Read This Summer

One of my favorite past times (yes, because having a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old qualifies anything done at a leisurely, quiet, enjoyable pace as a thing of the past) is reading. Those that know me probably think, “um…you’re an English teacher, don’t you read ALL THE BOOKS?” I’d love to say yes but…nope. I’ll be honest, at […]

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A March Spring Cleaning Any Mom Can Do

I’m not sure who decided spring was the time to clean. Maybe with the earth’s renewal, the days becoming longer, the change of seasons, it just seems the right time for a fresh start. This is coming from someone who is NOT a clean person or a neat freak by any means. I tidy well. […]

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The Day the House Burned

My mom hardly ever calls me during the workday. We’re both busy working, and most discussions can usually wait until we’re home. So, when I got out of an afternoon meeting to find three missed calls and two voicemails from my mother, I knew it was something big. I tried to reason with myself. It […]

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Design On a Dime: Fall Banner DIY

I’ve already mentioned my love for this season before, but do you know what’s better than cooler temps, changing leaves, and pumpkin bread? Ok, ok NOTHING is better than pumpkin bread. But decorating for fall comes close. The colors to me are much prettier and richer than Christmas. And when else can you beautify your […]

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