Colorado in the summer

Summit County Colorado July Family of 5 Kids 20,14, 6 $3000.00 Budget We ventured out west to end our summer break, and we thought that Summit County in Colorado would be a good choice for a family trip during the pandemic with a lot of social distancing options in the great outdoors. The most economical... Continue Reading →

Difficult Discussions

As I have tried to grapple with the rage in our world, and how people are supposed to help,  it comes back to educating our children. I teach in a predominately white school corporation, but I still give my students materials that focus on issues we are facing in the world and the world that... Continue Reading →

Who Are Your People?

Do you feel accepted and liked? Geez, that’s a tough question! I don’t know, sometimes? I guess it depends on who I am around. I have some awesome people in my life who include me in their plans, and I hope that means they like me. I am so grateful for that, considering that I... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Personal

“The way people treat you is usually about them not you.” In “Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies,” Schuster writes, “I knew I couldn’t control how other people treated me, but I could decide what I would accept” (216). This quote resided with me because, while I feel comfortable having acquaintances, I find myself struggling with... Continue Reading →

Are You Putting Yourself Last?

Now that you have started journaling and are working on creating habits that help you understand more about yourself, set an intention to do something nice for yourself every day. Make YOU a priority. Don’t put yourself on the back burner. It is so easy to fall into that place where you commit to doing... Continue Reading →

Is Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies Worth the Read?

I saw the cover of this book on Instagram, and thought a book with F*cking in the title would surely be something I needed to read. I would categorize Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies as a self-help book, but in the form of stories and experiences from Schuster’s life. This book was easy to read, […]

Week One Quarantine

My emotions are a paradox. I have this deep sense of gratitude and sadness at the same time. My days have changed tremendously in the past week. I went from a routine of teaching middle school kids about Language Arts and looking forward to spring break to homeschooling an 8th grader and a kindergartener, while making... Continue Reading →

A Girl on Schindler’s List

Abby Rose's Reviews > My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List by Rena Finder, Joshua M. Greene (Goodreads Author) Abby Rose's review Feb 23, 2020  ·  edit This is a perfect memoir to introduce upper elementary students to the history of The Holocaust. Rena's voice captured my heart through her honest account... Continue Reading →

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