Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

June 28, 2022 If you are like me, there are times where you feel either constantly overwhelmed, busy and yet not as productive and more added than removed to your to do list, or you slow down to a creepy crawl--especially in summer with less commitments. I struggle to find a good in between mode. … Continue reading Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

Surviving The End of the School Year – Tips for Students, Teachers, and Parents

May 27, 2022 The end of the school year can be a very busy and stressful time. In addition to regular work and school commitments, there are deadlines, celebrations, parties and the inevitable unexpected something that comes up. It can be stressful. While I can't help with all the life stuff, here's a few tips … Continue reading Surviving The End of the School Year – Tips for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Roos and Coos Farm & Harvest Hosts – Our First Experience With Both

May 24, 2022 Last month, we had our first Harvest Hosts experience at a local farm called Roos and Coos Farm. First of all, if you don't know what Harvest Host is, it is an RV membership that allows you to stay overnight for free and locations all over the US. They can be farms, … Continue reading Roos and Coos Farm & Harvest Hosts – Our First Experience With Both

Making the Most of Your Mother’s Day – Taking A Page From Minimalism

May 6, 2022 Since embracing a minimalist lifestyle, I have cut way back on what I do for the "hallmark holidays" and focus on the meaning of days. Mother's Day is one of them. Sure, I love to be taken to dinner, get cute crafts, or a spa day gift certificate as much as the … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Mother’s Day – Taking A Page From Minimalism

I’m Just Tired This Week

April 28, 2022 This has been one of those weeks. I'm just tired. Nothing stressful. Nothing major going on. Not overly busy. In fact, probably quite the opposite. Work is going smoothly. Sleeping fine. Family time has been great and plentiful. I wake up feeling refreshed. On the other hand, I'm sleeping a little bit … Continue reading I’m Just Tired This Week

Prepper vs. Minimalist – The Internal Struggle is Real

April 19, 2022 I've been on my minimalism journey for about 7 years now. I stumbled upon it by pure accident. I have a severe dust allergy and struggled managing it. I was on so many medications that just made me feel awful and we spent so much time cleaning or moving things around and … Continue reading Prepper vs. Minimalist – The Internal Struggle is Real

Life Maintenance Hacks for a Successful New Year

January 6, 2022 Being the first full week of the new year, it's time to wrap up 2021 and get ready to tackle 2022. Especially since some of our normal routines and needs were neglected the last couple of years due to Covid closures and limitations. As educators, it can be easy to neglect things … Continue reading Life Maintenance Hacks for a Successful New Year

Catching Up – Changes to the Blog, and Life

December 9, 2021 It's been awhile since I blogged. Life has been going 90 miles an hour with family and teaching, as well as doors opening for new chapters in life. So, let me catch you up! At the end of October, we took a week off and traveled to the mountains to Helen, Georgia, … Continue reading Catching Up – Changes to the Blog, and Life