3 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day brings out the best of intentions and the worst in my follow-through. This is partly because May is busier than December, especially if you have kids in school or are a teacher. And the other part is because I just don’t have my act together these days.  #hotmess So here are a few…

Teaching Goals

I want my students to learn how to do derivatives. I hope to teach them how to write their own Shakespearean sonnets. I hope they can memorize every muscle in the humanbody. This week I asked teachers and homeschool moms alike what they are passionate about teaching their pupils.  Can you believe that NOT ONE…

A Week of Appreciation

This week includes teacher appreciation week, nurse recognition week, World Fair Trade Day, and Mother’s Day. Whew! If you are like me, you have a list of at least 100 people you would love to acknowledge. So what’s stopping us? Let’s shower those around us with praise and encouragement. And I’ll give away a set…

Teaching Toddlers about Poverty

It began with frustration.  “Mom, can you get me water? Mom, can I have a snack?  Mom, I need you to open this? Mom, will you fix my toy?” (all in the span of 3 minutes, right?!?) And out of my mouth came the words, “Did you know there are boys and girls around this…

Mom Style

I have never been a fashionista. But being a mom to three toddlers has put my style somewhere between pj party and a t-shirt maven. Enter Sseko’s multiway shawl. I can put this on and instantly feel put together. Add a necklace and earrings, and I am no longer #mombie. Do you have a piece…