Yes, hello! I did a very professional adult thing and got to travel for work. On an airplane. All by myself. To those of you rolling your eyes because omg so what?, move along. This story is for those of us who hear the phrase "flying solo" and immediately began sweating. This is also for anyone who ... » Learn More about Academic Success, Hushpuppies, & Feet
Hiya. You're stuck with me again because I've made a personal goal to write more, even if that writing is barely edited word-vomit. That's how I started this shindig, and when SiteGround, my expensive hosting service, billed me for my soul again this past December, I said to myself, "Self. Let's ... » Learn More about It’s Not Me. It’s You.
Each November 14th, I treat myself to cake and coffee for my birthday breakfast. In the quiet of the early morning, I happily stuff my face while reflecting on the past 12 months. I always come away with the same rumination: it’s so rude how the days are long and jam-packed with 42-year-old ... » Learn More about Decade of Action
This is a happily sponsored post. Carry on. It's happening a lot lately, forgetting what I was going to say or why I walked into a room. And if I don't engage in the physical act of writing something down, there's no chance I remember it either. I used to be so organized that I was a step ... » Learn More about Caring for MyCELLF with Mikra’s CELLF
I grew up in an Italian American family. We eat when we are happy. We eat when we are sad. We eat when we are mourning. We eat when we are celebrating. Food is an expression of love. ~Nicole Mancini Mountain Pickles & Pancetta Premium Antipasto and Charcuterie Girl, ... » Learn More about Pickles & Pancetta: The Sixth Love Language is Food
There is a natural consequence for every action. Like, if I wear sunscreen, my chances of getting skin cancer decrease. YAY FOR ME! On the flip side, if I eat Big Macs every day, I'm gonna need leggier leggings, not to mention roomier arteries. BOO FOR ME! Now, imagine a world where my Big Mac ... » Learn More about 7 Examples of Where Natural Consequences are Missing in Schools
Sometimes, the things I write are published on Bored Teachers. Like this piece, 5 unique ways teachers can earn PD hours. Other times, though, the things I write are too...what? Controversial? Over-the-top? Inappropriate? Whatever the word, sometimes the things I write don't sit well with my Bored ... » Learn More about I’m Sorry, You Make How Much for Doing WHAT?!
This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Tell me you have children without telling me you have children. I’ll go first: That's not how this works. That's not how any of ... » Learn More about Tell Me You Have Children Without Telling Me You Have Children
via GIPHY Typically, I tend to embrace change. I feel like shaking things up every now and then is good for growth and learning in both our personal and professional lives. Too often we get caught in the stagnate waters of sameness, never risking comfort for the sake of a new ... » Learn More about Stuff Teachers Wish They Could Still Do, But, Alas, Cannot
The pandemic has changed life as we know it. The way we shop, the way we socialize, the way we can't build anything because wood costs one million dollars. Education has undoubtedly been hit hard. Despite in-person learning resuming for the most part, now school districts are struggling to fill ... » Learn More about What’s to Blame for the High Teacher Turnover Rate? I Have Thoughts.