Friday Five

It’s Friday, so here’s another five coming at ya: Fall is coming…just not quickly enough in South Carolina. 1. – I bought 4 fall candles from Bath and Body Works....more

Judah’s College Survival Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

DIY Chocolate HobNob Biscuits / Cookies

NOTE: when I say biscuit in this post, I’m referring to the British word for cookie. I think of a biscuit as a certain type of cookie: one which is thin and always dry and crunchy, never soft or chewy. What I do...more

Apple Walnut Cake

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. All opinions and text are mine. Every chance she gets, my daughter Paige, 7, asks to go to the skating rink ....more

The DO's & DON'TS of Being a Friend to a Loss Mama.

I think most loss mamas have a variation of this post and I think it is because so many people are so inconsiderate of our feelings (most without meaning to be). I am amazed at how many of us have similar experiences, even though there is so much content out there on this subject. Anyway, here are my do's and don'ts when it comes to a loss mama:...more

Authentic Pad Thai With Sriracha Sauce

Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s most famous national dishes and widely popular with both the Thais and foreigners alike. What then makes for an authentic plate of Thai style stir-fried rice noodles?...more

The Time Garden

When I first heard about "adult" coloring books my immediate thought was "ain't nobody got time for that!" Fast forward a few months later when I saw so many friends coloring in the coolest books and I changed my tune to "that looks fun!"The thing is, I'm not very artistically talented. If I drew something it may rival my first graders work. Yet I love art ....more

Where My Writing Is…

In case you missed it, I have a few articles floating around the internet… This month at the Educator’s Room, I’ve posted about what all teachers should be reading this summer, and it’s not just “teacher books”! I also put on my serious, political pants and talked about the very real feeling that there is a conspiracy against public education among politicians. With school starting, I wrote about the important task of creating safe spaces for kids in our classrooms ....more

Fridays are for Funny...

Hey Friendsies! It's Friday!!!! And today, you can find me over at Her View From Home writing about.. ....more


There are things about me that you don't know, and I am ready to just shout them out. (In my last post I talked about rediscovering the essential me. If you missed that you can read it here.) These things are really important and I feel sure that you won't want to miss them ....more