Hopefully you saw day one in the previous post. Here are some ideas to get you through the first week with your Elf. I try to mix the better ideas with the ones that are less work to keep it balanced. Day 2 Popsicle Sticks Clothes Pin Markers A Naughty Nice Chart for the week.... Continue Reading →
24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas
I bet almost every mom right now is thinking about the arrival of the family Elf. It's kind of exciting at first, and as moms, we have the best intentions of doing the Pinterest worthy Elf ideas, then after about a week of The Elf, we are counting down to the day Elf will make... Continue Reading →
Mom and Teacher During Covid-19 Pandemic
When you are a mom, you have to show up. A mom can’t look at her 7-year-old and say, “I can’t today.” She can't tell her teenage son, "I can't help you with your homework tonight." A teacher can’t walk into the classroom and tell her students, “I’m having a hard time with everything, I... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Quarantine is Giving Us the Time We Need
The biggest takeaway we should get from any self-help book is not to slack off on the strategies the author gives us. We have to be INTENTIONAL with our self-care. Make Rituals for ourselves and stick to them. Obviously, we would all love to do this. I can just imagine starting my day journaling... 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, […]