Well, it sure has been awhile. Quick run-down of where I’ve been the last few months: we quit the travel nurse life, returned to Kansas City to be with family and our awesome group of friends, and I went back to work teaching part-time. As per usual with me, I had lofty aspirations about waking… Read More What Happened With What’s Next?
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Stop the meal planning chaos, once and for all. What if there was just one thing standing between you and a healthier life? I know it seems hard to believe but hear me out… Healthy meals don’t just happen. (Wouldn’t that be nice!) You have to decide what you’re eating, make your list, buy the ingredients, and then prepare everything.… Read More Ultimate Meal Planning Flash Sale!
My baby girl is about to turn three! What?! I’m starting to get requests for gift ideas from family members, and after our year on the road, the newfound minimalist inside me is screaming NO GIFTS!!!! We have plenty of toys that don’t get used, including several that made the cross-country, yearlong journey with us.… Read More 23 Gifts for Three Year Olds That Aren’t Toys!
Y’all. I can’t even believe it. I almost feel like writing this post is going to make it all backfire in an epic way. But I feel like shouting from the rooftops, so here it goes! MY TODDLER IS POTTY TRAINED!! AND IT ONLY TOOK THREE DAYS!!! I thought this was some crazy myth that… Read More How I Potty Trained My Toddler In Three Days
I literally cannot tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to get a birthday/shower/wedding/thank you card until the absolute last second. I run into every mom’s favorite big box store, beeline to the greeting card section, and proceed to kick myself for spending so much money on a dang card. When did cards get so… Read More Dollar Tree + Hallmark = Perfection
Back to school season is upon us! I have reached a new milestone in parenting this week. My daughter started preschool!! I have been so busy with getting our new house in order and going back to work that I haven’t really stopped to reflect on how HUGE this is. She’s attending an all-day program,… Read More 2018 Back to School Summit
It’s been a busy back-to-school season for me. I’ve been out of the classroom for a year now, and though I’m beginning my tenth year teaching high school, I feel like a newbie again. During teacher pre-service days, I felt confident and oddly calm about the new group of teenagers I was about to be… Read More An open letter to my new high school students.