My six-year-old is painfully shy. She prefers to avoid eye contact at all costs and believes a smile is earned, not owed. Even here at home, she's a stage 5 clinger, requiring constant physical contact. Part of me loves it because awwwww, my baby! But I also recognize how having me at her beck and call can hold her back. She is a capable little human unless I'm within arm's length, in which ... » Learn More about Dance Like Nobody…at This Parade is Watching
Hi, I’m Stephanie!
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Hiya! I’m Steph, English teacher by trade, smack-talker by nature, and mother of three who lives by the mantra: life is too short, LAUGH! I hope you’ll stick around and check out my musings!
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Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but distance learning may be here to stay, at least for a while. There, there now. Cry into your coffee if you must, I understand. If your situation is anything like millions of others’, your house has become a disaster zone. Trying to corral the chaos of having ... » Learn More about Decluttering 101: Make Room for a Combined Working and Learning Environment
Oh, hello! As with my beauty routine, I stepped away from writing months ago. Everything felt so hard. Now I've got a dead blog and a bunch of grey hair, but at least I'm feeling the urge to create again! Truthfully, I'm feeling the urge to eat again, but my jeans are no longer accommodating ... » Learn More about Antagonists, Shutty Town, & Permission: Lessons Learned
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
Remember when we were excited to bid farewell to 2019, hopeful and optimistic for the New Year? Then 2020 hit and we were all: via GIPHY Every time I want to bury my head in the sand, deflated and defeated by current events, I'm inspired by someone else's fight for a better ... » Learn More about Failing Forward