Ignorance is, indeed, bliss.

I did not substitute teach on the first day of school. ...more

The Back-to-School Menu Plan

My babies went back to school today! ...more

Refreshingly Honest

I am on the cusp of my 39th birthday....more

Like When You Were Dating

Have I ever mentioned I hate bowling? ...more

Refreshingly Honest

While turning 35 felt somehow traumatic and eventful (I think because the pregnancy literature always made it seem that way), all the birthdays since have come and gone with happy celebration and continued joy. One of the things I really love about this age? I'm more comfortable in my skin. Instead of chasing imaginary problems like I was in my early twenties-- please tell me I wasn't the only one?...more

Myths About Raising a Gifted Child

It’s only taken about seven years, but I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable writing about some of the ups and downs of raising a gifted child. I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve learned a ton along the way. ...more

Qualities of Rockstar Kindergarteners

Having both watched three of my own children complete public kindergarten and having worked in the school and taught kindergarteners, I thought I’d share a few traits that all the teachers I’ve known LOVE to see in their kindergarten students. ...more

Times I’ve Eaten My Words

Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing sincerely. ...more

If You Could Only Have 5 Foods…

…what would they be? ...more

How to Model Self-Love

We were all laughing and smiling until our faces hurt. It was a calm, beautiful day out on the lake and I couldn’t really think of anywhere I’d rather have been at that moment than on a boat with friends. ...more