The October Slump

October 29, 2022 Call marathon days with the start of the term make for an exhausting day. As we reach the end of the month, I am seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. October is a rough month in the education world, and probably in a lot of modern life if … Continue reading The October Slump


Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

October 11, 2022 In a 24/7 fast-paced world, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of our demands, let alone slow down. But this was something I had to do for my mental health and for my family since the speed of life was just too fast. I had ventured into the … Continue reading Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

Empowering the Enabled Child

October 4, 2022 In every classroom, and in many homes, is a child that needs a great deal of attention in completing tasks. There are many reasons for this. Some of these are children that have medical reasons for having been extremely dependent, but some have simply always gotten help when asked without obstacles. Whatever … Continue reading Empowering the Enabled Child

Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

September 30, 2022 Whether you are an educator or a parent, you have probably experienced the child that struggles with multi-step directions. This could be an assignment they don't complete or get a poor grade on for school, or their inability to complete a chore or task at home. Sadly, this isn't uncommon and I … Continue reading Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

Back to Normal is Too Busy

September 27, 2022 I have been a busy person since I started working. I have fleeting memories of perpetual boredom in my childhood, but since I started working as a volunteer at 15, I have none. A few years ago I started teaching virtually and was able to eliminate some tasks, only to fill my … Continue reading Back to Normal is Too Busy

RV’ing – Renting a Lifestyle

September 16, 2022 Many people dream of the RV lifestyle, whether it is visions of short or long term, full time, seasonal or weekend travel. It can be challenging to find an RV that meets all the needs, let alone all the wants, and that isn't even factoring in the cost of that RV. Some … Continue reading RV’ing – Renting a Lifestyle

My Experience with Intermittent Fasting

September 9, 2022 When you have a lot of food allergies, eating can be an annoyance, or even life threatening. Add in the stress of modern life and it is very easy to overeat or eat poorly. Diets are not my thing either--most of them have things I can't or don't eat or are way … Continue reading My Experience with Intermittent Fasting

Is Virtual Learning An Option For Your Family?

August 26, 2022 With so many options for in- person or virtual learning these days, many wonder if this may be a good option. I always loved the idea of home schooling, but my children do not learn well from me, and for some reason I have no patience with my own kids, even though … Continue reading Is Virtual Learning An Option For Your Family?

A Week Off – Conquering Fear, Saving Money & Starting a New Year

August 14, 2022 Setting out on the Tree Trek Zip Line & Obstacle Course I took the week off. I’ve had it planned for months since it was the week before Louie starts middle school. We wanted time together to prepare and for orientation and family time before the busy routine. I also have some … Continue reading A Week Off – Conquering Fear, Saving Money & Starting a New Year