It is almost impossible to ignore the political unrest in our country. Regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, I hope that we can all agree that what we are seeing unfold across the country is heartbreaking, shocking, and quite honestly, terrifying. If you’re anything like me, you have been obsessively scrolling… Continue reading Finding Peace in a Time of Unrest
When project planning – or designing your ideal life – we are often encouraged to look at the end goal. What is it that we are trying to achieve? The more detailed the better. From there, you are to break down the goal into smaller, more attainable steps. If you are anything like me, you… Continue reading Start Small. Start Today.
I think we can all agree on the term “dumpster fire” to describe 2020. I started the year with high hopes and plans to make improvements. I was committed to my own personal growth and the growth of my blog and writing career. I was focused on making changes and determined to stick with my… Continue reading December 30, 2020
I have long been a planner – the type of person who has to know the outcome before I take the first step. I have always called it “calculated risk,” but recently, with the help of both my life coach and my therapist, I have come to realize that these “calculations” are a form of… Continue reading December 29, 2020
It's been real. But before we close the book on this crazy, upside down year, let's take a moment to reflect. I think we can all agree that it's been quite the year. Nothing any of us could have possibly imagined. For some, the year was an opportunity to slow down, rediscover passions, and piece… Continue reading Goodbye, 2020.
Prior to quarantine, I often left the house long before sun-up and returned home well after dinner time. Tyler and I would try to meet in the city during my long workdays for coffee, even if there was just enough time to grab the pre-ordered coffee and sneak a quick kiss. When quarantine began, we… Continue reading December 26, 2020
We all need downtime. We all need a break from our routines and a reminder of life outside of our homes. As the school year starts and workloads increase, it is important to not only encourage breaks, but to intentionally schedule fun outings together as a family. Schools are working to figure out ways to… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Schedule Fun
This school year will be unlike any other. You will have the opportunity to watch your child learn in real time. You will be able to hear what a teacher says during class. And you will have a front row seat to your child's learning style and behavior throughout a school day. But with this… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Don’t be the expert
This year, your child has likely experienced more time in front of the screen than he or she has in all of the years combined. As we navigate this new normal and embark on a new school year, many parents are questioning how to manage screen time when our kid's entire lives are now online.… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Implement Breaks
There is a reason every classroom teacher has set routines in place - and it isn't just to keep the classroom clean. Teachers instill routines because studies have shown they are beneficial to child development. Children thrive when they know what to expect and creating a routine is the first step in helping their development.… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Routines